I really enjoy working with the Twisted framework because it allows me to easily and cleanly blend multiple protocols and services together in a single application.  However, when I’m developing and testing a Twisted-based server it is sometimes inconvenient to have to manually restart the server after each change.

Anyway, to that end I wrote a little wrapper script to run in place of the Twisted command-line tool ‘twistd’ called ‘twistr’.

Twistr very simply wraps ‘twistd’ and restarts the twistd process on changes.

If this is interesting or helpful to you feel free to check it out:

$ pip install twistr

… should do the trick.