Python Decorators and the Gtk MainLoop

I just put together a neat little decorator to force a method to be called via the default gobject main loop. It does this by wrapping a method call via an immediate timeout of the main loop.

def callFromMain(f):
    import gobject
    def dispatch(items):
        args, kwargs = items
        return f(*args, **kwargs)
    def wrapper(*args, **kwargs):
        gobject.timeout_add(0, dispatch, (args, kwargs))
    return wrapper

This works well for callbacks that come from other threads.

def resultCallback(*args):
    print args

-- Christian Hergert 2008-09-21

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