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Bringing the elegance of C# EventHanlder to Python

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The C# language provides a handy way to declare, subscribe to and fire events. Technically, an event is a “slot” where callback functions (event handlers) can be attached to - a process referred to as subscribing to an event. Here is a handy package that encapsulates the core to event subscription and event firing and feels like a “natural” part of the language.

>>> def something_changed(reason):
...     print "something changed because %s" % reason
...

>>> from events import Events
>>> events = Events()
>>> events.on_change += something_changed

Multiple callback functions can subscribe to the same event. When the event is fired, all attached event handlers are invoked in sequence. To fire the event, perform a call on the slot:

>>> events.on_change('it had to happen')
'something changed because it had to happen'

Documentation

Complete documentation is available at http://events.readthedocs.org

Installing

Events is on PyPI so all you need to do is:

pip install events

Testing

Just run:

python setup.py test

Or use tox to test the package under all supported Pythons: 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4.

License

Events is BSD licensed. See the LICENSE for details.

Contributing

Please see the Contribution Guidelines.

Attribution

Based on the excellent recipe by Zoran Isailovski, Copyright (c) 2005.

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