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__doc__ = """
Dirt Simple Events

A Dispatcher (or a subclass of Dispatcher) stores event handlers that
are 'fired' simple event objects when interesting things happen.

Create a dispatcher:

  >>> d = Dispatcher()

Now create a handler for the event and subscribe it to the dispatcher
to handle Event events.  A handler is a simple function or method that
accepts the event as an argument:

  >>> def handler1(event): print(repr(event))
  >>> d.subscribe(Event, handler1)

Now dispatch a new event into the dispatcher, and see handler1 get

  >>> d.dispatch(Event(foo='bar', data='yours', used_by='the event handlers'))
  < ['data', 'foo', 'used_by']>

__all__ = ['Event', 'Dispatcher']

[docs]class Event(object): """ An event is a container for attributes. The source of an event creates this object, or a subclass, gives it any kind of data that the events handlers need to handle the event, and then calls notify(event). The target of an event registers a function to handle the event it is interested with subscribe(). When a sources calls notify(event), each subscriber to that event will be called in no particular order. """
[docs] def __init__(self, **kw): self.__dict__.update(kw)
[docs] def __repr__(self): attrs = self.__dict__.keys() attrs.sort() return '< %s>' % ([a for a in attrs],)
[docs]class Dispatcher(object): """ An object that can dispatch events to a privately managed group of subscribers. """ _dispatch_map = None
[docs] def set_map(self, amap): self._dispatch_map = amap
[docs] def get_map(self): return self._dispatch_map
[docs] def subscribe(self, event_type, handler): """ Subscribe the given handler to an event_type. Handlers are called in the order they are subscribed. """ if self._dispatch_map is None: self.set_map({}) lst = self._dispatch_map.get(event_type, None) if lst is None: lst = [handler] else: lst.append(handler) self._dispatch_map[event_type] = lst
[docs] def dispatch(self, event): """ Dispatch the given event to the subscribed handlers for the event's type""" if self._dispatch_map is not None: lst = self._dispatch_map.get(type(event), None) if lst is None: raise ValueError("unknown event type: %s" % type(event)) for l in lst: l(event)
def test(): import doctest doctest.testmod() if __name__ == '__main__': test()