- pygame module for interacting with events and queues
— initialize pygame.fastevent — returns True if the fastevent module is currently initialized — internally process pygame event handlers — wait for an event — get an available event — get all events from the queue — place an event on the queue
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS MODULE IS DEPRECATED IN PYGAME 2.2
In older pygame versions before pygame 2,
pygame.eventpygame module for interacting with events and queues was not well suited for posting events from different threads. This module served as a replacement (with less features) for multithreaded use. Now, the usage of this module is highly discouraged in favour of use of the main
pygame.eventpygame module for interacting with events and queues module. This module will be removed in a future pygame version.
Below, the legacy docs of the module is provided
- initialize pygame.fasteventinit() -> None
Initialize the pygame.fastevent module.
- returns True if the fastevent module is currently initializedget_init() -> bool
Returns True if the pygame.fastevent module is currently initialized.
- internally process pygame event handlerspump() -> None
For each frame of your game, you will need to make some sort of call to the event queue. This ensures your program can internally interact with the rest of the operating system.
This function is not necessary if your program is consistently processing events on the queue through the other
pygame.fasteventpygame module for interacting with events and queues functions.
There are important things that must be dealt with internally in the event queue. The main window may need to be repainted or respond to the system. If you fail to make a call to the event queue for too long, the system may decide your program has locked up.
- wait for an eventwait() -> Event
Returns the current event on the queue. If there are no messages waiting on the queue, this will not return until one is available. Sometimes it is important to use this wait to get events from the queue, it will allow your application to idle when the user isn't doing anything with it.
- get an available eventpoll() -> Event
Returns next event on queue. If there is no event waiting on the queue, this will return an event with type NOEVENT.
- get all events from the queueget() -> list of Events
This will get all the messages and remove them from the queue.
- place an event on the queuepost(Event) -> None
This will post your own event objects onto the event queue. You can post any event type you want, but some care must be taken. For example, if you post a MOUSEBUTTONDOWN event to the queue, it is likely any code receiving the event will expect the standard MOUSEBUTTONDOWN attributes to be available, like 'pos' and 'button'.
Because pygame.fastevent.post() may have to wait for the queue to empty, you can get into a dead lock if you try to append an event on to a full queue from the thread that processes events. For that reason I do not recommend using this function in the main thread of an SDL program.
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