Speaking of my package Toro, I've just released version 0.5. Toro provides semaphores, queues, and so on, for advanced control flows with Tornado coroutines.

Version 0.5 is a rewrite, motivated by two recent events. First, the release of Tornado 3.0 has introduced a much more convenient coroutine API, and I wanted Toro to support the modern style. Second, I contributed a version of Toro's queues to Tulip, and the queues changed a bit in the process. As much as possible, I updated Toro to match the API of Tulip's locks and queues, for consistency's sake.

In previous versions, most Toro methods had to be wrapped in gen.Task, which made for weird-looking code. But using Toro is now quite graceful. For example, a producer-consumer pair:

q = toro.Queue()

def producer():
    for item in range(5):
        print 'Sending', item
        yield q.put(item)

def consumer():
    while True:
        item = yield q.get()
        print '\t\t', 'Got', item


Another nice new feature: Semaphore.acquire and Lock.acquire can be used with the with statement:

lock = toro.Lock()

def f():
   with (yield lock.acquire()):
       print "We're in the lock"

   print "Out of the lock"

More examples are in the docs. Enjoy!