asyncio is a library to write concurrent code using the async/await syntax.
asyncio is used as a foundation for multiple Python asynchronous frameworks that provide high-performance network and web-servers, database connection libraries, distributed task queues, etc.
asyncio is often a perfect fit for IO-bound and high-level structured network code.
asyncio provides a set of high-level APIs to:
run Python coroutines concurrently and have full control over their execution;
perform network IO and IPC;
distribute tasks via queues;
synchronize concurrent code;
Additionally, there are low-level APIs for library and framework developers to:
implement efficient protocols using transports;
bridge callback-based libraries and code with async/await syntax.
You can experiment with an
asyncio concurrent context in the REPL:
$ python -m asyncio asyncio REPL ... Use "await" directly instead of "asyncio.run()". Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> import asyncio >>> await asyncio.sleep(10, result='hello') 'hello'
Availability: not Emscripten, not WASI.
This module does not work or is not available on WebAssembly platforms
WebAssembly platforms for more information.
The source code for asyncio can be found in Lib/asyncio/.