I'm writing a fediverse server app, similar to kbin https://kbin.pub/en
and lemmy https://join-lemmy.org/. It's like reddit except anyone can
run a server in the same way email works. This architecture involves a
lot of inter-server communication, potentially involving thousands of
So, lots of network I/O. Lots of tasks running in parallel to do I/O
with different servers simultaneously. A fair bit of DB access too.
The current fashion is to do this with cooperative multitasking
(async/await/gevent/etc) to avoid the overhead associated with
continually context switching threads and processes. Correct me if I'm
How can I do this with Flask? Any async/await tricks? Can I just
configure gunicorn to use gevent worker threads?
Has anyone tried Quart? https://pypi.org/project/quart/
How well does gevent monkey-patch into a Flask app?
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