What is gevent?


gevent is a coroutine-based Python networking library that uses greenlet to provide a high-level synchronous API on top of the libev event loop.

Features include:

gevent is inspired by eventlet but features more consistent API, simpler implementation and better performance. Read why others use gevent and check out the list of the open source projects based on gevent.

gevent is written and maintained by Denis Bilenko with help from the contributors and is licensed under the MIT license.

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gevent repo moved to its own organization: https://t.co/bkDxDmKa9L (Oct 20th)

@phuslu no plans re that (May 7th)

gevent in C on libuv and pypy's stacklet https://t.co/FkdrIfLL9Y (May 7th)

interesting slides on threads vs async http://t.co/bE5k0tzVif (May 7th)

RT @gvanrossum: @gevent @gvanrossum @glyph Somebody needs to invent a Tulip version of WSGI. (May 3rd)

@gvanrossum @glyph that looks ok! How would this look converted to Twisted or Tulip? (tricky question:) https://t.co/Jkim0jd9yS (May 3rd)

RT @gvanrossum: @gevent @glyph Tulip version is closer to gevent version: https://t.co/YBIocZRMWY (May 3rd)

@larsks gevent.monkey.get_original('select', 'poll') in a thread pool comes to mind. (May 3rd)

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gevent presentations on PyCon 2011

Using Coroutines to Create Efficient, High-Concurrency Web Applications
In this talk Matt Spitz evaluates several ways to deploy WSGI applications. At Meebo, they settled on gunicorn + gevent, preferring it to mod_wsdi and Twisted.

An outsider’s look at co-routines.
This is an overview by Peter Portante that compares greenlet-based approaches like gevent with yield-based coroutines and threads.

gevent 0.13.6 released

This is a maintenance release, with a few issues fixed by the users.

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Libev and Libevent

The next version of gevent (1.0) will use libev for the event loop rather than libevent or libevent2.

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