Version: Axon 1.0

TODO: Needs better test suite

You provide the scheduler with microthreads of microprocesses, and it runs them, clean and simple. This is usually handled by the component system via returning a newComponent value. An alternative is to call the component's activate method.

It also has a slow motion mode designed to help with debugging & testing.

Pydoc Style Documentation

class scheduler(Axon.Microprocess.microprocess)

Method resolution order:

  • scheduler
  • Axon.Microprocess.microprocess
  • Axon.Axon.AxonObject
  • __builtin__.object

Data and other attributes defined here:

  • run = <Axon.Scheduler.scheduler object> - this is the default scheduler

Methods defined here:


  • Creates a scheduler object. If has not been set, sets it. Class initialisation ensures that this object/class attribute is initialised - client modules always have access to a standalone scheduler.
    Internal attributes:
    • time = time when this object was last active.
    • threads = list of threads to run.
    Whilst there can be more than one scheduler active in the general case you will NOT want to create a custom scheduler.

main(self, slowmo=0)

  • This is the meat of the scheduler - this actively loops round the threads that it has available to run, and runs them. The only control over the scheduler at present is a means to slow it down - ie run in slow motion.
  • The way this is run is as follows:
    where delay is in seconds. If the delay is 0, the the system runs all the threads as fast as it can. If the delay is non zero - eg 0.5, then the system runs all the threads for one "cycle", waits until the delay has passed, and then times again. Note : the delay is between the start points of cycles, and not between the start and end points of cycles. The delay is NOT 100% accurate nor guaranteed and can be extended by threads that take too long to complete. (Think of it as a "hello world" of soft-real time scheduling)

runThreads(self, slowmo=0)

Testdoc Documentation

Needs major work. (See todo above!)

Michael, December 2004


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