Deprecated since version 2.0.3.


gevent support is deprecated and will be removed in Pykka 3.0.


To run Pykka on top of gevent, you first need to install the gevent package from PyPI:

pip install gevent

Code changes

Next, all actors must subclass pykka.gevent.GeventActor instead of pykka.ThreadingActor.

If you create any futures yourself, you must replace pykka.ThreadingFuture with pykka.gevent.GeventFuture.

With those changes in place, Pykka should run on top of gevent.


class pykka.gevent.GeventFuture(async_result=None)[source]

GeventFuture implements pykka.Future for use with GeventActor.

It encapsulates a gevent.event.AsyncResult object which may be used directly, though it will couple your code with gevent.

async_result = None

The encapsulated gevent.event.AsyncResult


Get the value encapsulated by the future.

If the encapsulated value is an exception, it is raised instead of returned.

If timeout is None, as default, the method will block until it gets a reply, potentially forever. If timeout is an integer or float, the method will wait for a reply for timeout seconds, and then raise pykka.Timeout.

The encapsulated value can be retrieved multiple times. The future will only block the first time the value is accessed.

Parameters:timeout (float or None) – seconds to wait before timeout
Raise:pykka.Timeout if timeout is reached
Raise:encapsulated value if it is an exception
Returns:encapsulated value if it is not an exception

Set the encapsulated value.

Parameters:value (any object or None) – the encapsulated value or nothing
Raise:an exception if set is called multiple times

Set an exception as the encapsulated value.

You can pass an exc_info three-tuple, as returned by sys.exc_info(). If you don’t pass exc_info, sys.exc_info() will be called and the value returned by it used.

In other words, if you’re calling set_exception(), without any arguments, from an except block, the exception you’re currently handling will automatically be set on the future.

Parameters:exc_info (three-tuple of (exc_class, exc_instance, traceback)) – the encapsulated exception
class pykka.gevent.GeventActor(*args, **kwargs)[source]

GeventActor implements pykka.Actor using the gevent library. gevent is a coroutine-based Python networking library that uses greenlet to provide a high-level synchronous API on top of libevent event loop.

This is a very fast implementation.