The idea is to have an ubber simple decorator which simply defers the calculation of any function or method off process.
The decorated function returns a lazy object, which will just attempt to retrieve the actual return value of the function when it is about to be used in any Python expression.
Currently, the only public member in the project is the "parallel" decorator, which is used just as:
@parallel def retr_url(url):
-And voilá - upon calling the above "retr_url", execution simply proceeds, while Python multiprocessing creates another process to actually download the url contents.
Unlike Python's 3.2 concurrent.futures, there is no setup needed - just decorate your function and you are all set-up to go.
Tested with Python 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, and Pypy 1.8.0