What is gevent?
It is a coroutine -based Python networking library that uses greenlet to provide a high-level synchronous API on top of the libev or libuv event loop.
gevent is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
gevent is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to gevent's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses gevent?
3 companies reportedly use gevent in their tech stacks, including 1000mercis, Blue Shell Games, and Toshokan BV.
9 developers on StackShare have stated that they use gevent.
Public Decisions about gevent
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose gevent in their tech stack.
Python's finest evented I/O framework. Powering thousands of bets per second for four years running. gevent
- Fast event loop based on libev or libuv
- Lightweight execution units based on greenlets
- API that re-uses concepts from the Python standard library (for examples there are events and queues)
- Cooperative sockets with SSL support
- Cooperative DNS queries performed through a threadpool, dnspython, or c-ares
- Monkey patching utility to get 3rd party modules to become cooperative
- TCP/UDP/HTTP servers
- Subprocess support (through gevent.subprocess)
- Thread pools
gevent Alternatives & Comparisons
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