While working on the Twisted server for A World Of Photo, I quickly began missing the convenience of having it automatically restart during development when I had made changes to the code. It turns out that the autoreload module that Django uses is actually pretty generic . One thing Twisted doesn’t like is that the code which checks for file changes is run inside the main thread, and the actual app in a separate thread. That’s easily reversed though. You can find a patched version on bitbucket.
Then, all you need is a simple twistd wrapper:
from twisted.scripts import twistd from pyutils import autoreload autoreload.main(twistd.run)