- compas.utilities.await_callback(async_func, callback_name='callback', errback_name=None, *args, **kwargs)
Wait for the completion of an asynchronous code that uses callbacks to signal completion.
This helper function turns an async function into a synchronous one, waiting for its completion before moving forward (without doing a busy wait).
It is useful to minimize “callback hell” when more advanced options like asyncio are not available.
async_func (callable) – An asynchronous function that receives at least one callback parameter to signal completion.
callback_name (string, optional) – Name of the callback parameter of async_func.
errback_name (string, optional) – Name of the error handling callback parameter of async_func.
Exceptions thrown during the async execution are handled and re-thrown as normal exceptions, even if they were raised on a different thread.
The following example shows how to await an async function (
do_async_stuffin the example), using this utility:
from compas.utilities import await_callback def do_async_stuff(callback): from threading import Thread def runner(cb): print('doing async stuff') # .. cb('done') Thread(target=runner, args=(callback, )).start() result = await_callback(do_async_stuff)