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module asyncio

The module asyncio provides a basic asyncio-style eventloop to support writing asynchronous code without being forced to "loopback hell".

Basic asyncio style programming using Future's and coroutine is supported. E.g. you can write

import asyncio

def test_wget(urls):
    results = []
    for u in urls:
        req = yield asyncio.HTTPRequest(u)
    return results

t = asyncio.ensure_future(test_wget(['','']))

and, eventually, t.result() will return a list containing the html code for the requested pages. The code uses the HTTPRequest future provided by Brython's asyncio implementation (it takes a mandatory url argument and optional keyword arguments method ('GET' or 'POST') and data for POST-requests).

However, some more advanced asyncio's functionality is not implemented. Either it does not make sense in the browser (TCP Servers, ...), or it might make sense but is currently unsupported (e.g. Threading/Multiprocess could, in theory, be implemented using WebWorkers).

For more information on asyncio and Futures, see PEP 3156 and PEP 3148 or AsyncIO Documentation.