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Re: [paho-dev] Python MQTT native vs. as binding

Hi Jos,

the answer is yes :-)

I wrote a Python binding a while ago, but when I first talked about it, a had a couple of comments about a pure Python client being more desirable, so I let it have a low profile.  I haven't touched it in a couple of years, so it might need updating.  You can find it in the test directory of project:

If there is interest, I can look into adding it to the project properly.  And obviously I would appreciate any contributions made in this area :-)

I haven't done any performance comparisons between Python and C implementations, so I can't comment to the size of the advantage, if any.


On 01/12/2017 12:41, Jos Vos wrote:

Just wondering:

The Paho-MQTT Python package now seems to implement the MQTT protocol
purely in Python.  I'm using it and in principle I'm happy with it.

But did someone ever think of writing a Python binding for the Paho-C
library and could that improve performance for high-volume clients
(think of thousands of messages per second received/published)?

Ian Craggs
icraggs@xxxxxxxxxx                 IBM United Kingdom
Paho Project Lead; Committer on Mosquitto

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