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For examples and more explanations, see the module level docs.

class Introspector(Axon.Component.component)

Introspector() -> new Introspector component.

Outputs topology (change) data describing what components there are, and how they are wired inside the running Axon system.


  • control : Shutdown signalling
  • inbox : NOT USED


  • outbox : Topology (change) data describing the Axon system
  • signal : Shutdown signalling

Methods defined here


You should be using the inbox/outbox interface, not these methods (except construction). This documentation is designed as a roadmap as to their functionalilty for maintainers and new component developers.


introspect() -> components, postboxes, linkages

Returns the current set of components, postboxes and interpostbox linkages.

  • components -- a dictionary, containing components as keys
  • postboxes -- a list of (component.id, type, "boxname") tuples, where type="i" (inbox) or "o" (outbox)
  • linkages -- a dictionary containing (postbox,postbox) tuples as keys, where postbox is a tuple from the postboxes list


Main loop.

Methods inherited from Axon.Component.component :

Methods inherited from Axon.Microprocess.microprocess :


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