vortex.Ctx — PyVortexCtx class: context handling

API documentation for vortex.Ctx object representing a vortex independent context. vortex.Ctx object is a fundamental type and represents a single execution context within a process, that includes the reader loop, the sequencer loop and a shared context execution for all connections, listeners and channels created inside it.

In most situations it is only required to create a single context as follows:

ctx = vortex.Ctx ()
if not ctx.init ():
     print ("ERROR: Failed to create vortex.Ctx object")

# now it is possible to create connections and channels
conn = vortex.Connection (ctx, "localhost", "602")
if not conn.is_ok ():
     print ("ERROR: connection failed to localhost, error was: " + conn.error_msg)

Due to python automatic collection it is not required to explicitly close a context because that’s is done automatically when the function/method that created the ctx object finishes. However, to explicitly terminate a vortex execution context just do:

ctx.exit ()

After creating a context, you can now either create a connection or a listener using:

Module API

class vortex.Ctx

Allows to init the context created.

Return type:Returns True if the context was started and initialized or False if failed.

Allows to finish an initialized context (Ctx.init())

new_event(microseconds, handler[, user_data][, user_data2])

Allows to install an event handler, a method that will be called each microseconds, optionally receiving one or two parameters. This method implements python api for vortex_thread_pool_new_event. See also its documentation.

The following is an example of handler (first parameter is vortex.Ctx, the rest two are the user parameters):

def event_handler (ctx, param1, param2):
    # do some stuff
    if something:
       return True # return True to remove the event (no more calls)

    return False # make the event to keep on working (more calls to come)
Return type:Returns a handle id representing the event installed. This handle id can be used to remove the event from outside the handler. Use remove_event to do so.

Allows to remove an event installed using new_event providing the handle_id representing the event. This value is the unique identifier returned by new_event every time a new event is installed.

Return type:Returns True if the event was found and removed, otherwise False is returned.
enable_too_long_notify_to_file(watching_period, file)

Allows to enable a too long notify handler that internally logs those notifications into the provided file. The watching_period allows to control what is the period over which a notification is recorded.

Return type:Returns True if the notifier was installed

(Read/Write attribute) (True/False) returns or set current debug log. See vortex_log_is_enabled.


(Read/Write attribute) (True/False) returns or set current second level debug log which includes more detailed messages suppresed. See vortex_log2_is_enabled.


(Read only attribute) (True/False) returns or set current debug log colourification. See vortex_color_log_is_enabled.


(Read only attribute) (Number) returns current vortex.Ctx reference counting state.