RPC Client

RPCClient instances are high-level handlers for making remote procedure calls to servers. Other than RPCProxy objects, they are what most user applications interact with.

Clients needs to be instantiated with a protocol and a transport to function. Proxies are syntactic sugar for using clients.

class tinyrpc.client.RPCClient(protocol, transport)

Client for making RPC calls to connected servers.


Experimental, use at your own peril.

call(method, args, kwargs, one_way=False)

Calls the requested method and returns the result.

If an error occured, an RPCError instance is raised.

  • method – Name of the method to call.
  • args – Arguments to pass to the method.
  • kwargs – Keyword arguments to pass to the method.
  • one_way – Whether or not a reply is desired.

Calls the methods in the request in parallel.

When the gevent module is already loaded it is assumed to be correctly initialized, including monkey patching if necessary. In that case the RPC calls defined by requests is performed in parallel otherwise the methods are called sequentially.

Parameters:requests – A listof either RPCCall or RPCCallTo elements. When RPCCallTo is used each element defines a transport. Otherwise the default transport set when RPCClient is created is used.
Returns:A list with replies matching the order of the requests.
get_proxy(prefix='', one_way=False)

Convenience method for creating a proxy.


RPCProxy instance.

class tinyrpc.client.RPCProxy(client, prefix='', one_way=False)

Create a new remote proxy object.

Proxies allow calling of methods through a simpler interface. See the documentation for an example.

  • client – An RPCClient instance.
  • prefix – Prefix to prepend to every method name.
  • one_way – Passed to every call of call().