[Python-checkins] bpo-41879: Doc: Fix description of async for statement (GH-23548)

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commit: 4b8cdfcb22fbeaab9d954cb693a7fb3362a382b6
branch: master
author: Nick Gaya <nicholasgaya+github at gmail.com>
committer: miss-islington <31488909+miss-islington at users.noreply.github.com>
date: 2020-12-11T00:27:35-08:00

bpo-41879: Doc: Fix description of async for statement (GH-23548)

Fix the wording in the documentation of `async for` to correctly describe asynchronous iterables.  This fix is relevant for version 3.7 onward.

M Doc/reference/compound_stmts.rst

diff --git a/Doc/reference/compound_stmts.rst b/Doc/reference/compound_stmts.rst
index 62986cb151964..a55aacccc16df 100644
--- a/Doc/reference/compound_stmts.rst
+++ b/Doc/reference/compound_stmts.rst
@@ -796,12 +796,12 @@ The :keyword:`!async for` statement
 .. productionlist:: python-grammar
    async_for_stmt: "async" `for_stmt`
-An :term:`asynchronous iterable` is able to call asynchronous code in its
-*iter* implementation, and :term:`asynchronous iterator` can call asynchronous
-code in its *next* method.
+An :term:`asynchronous iterable` provides an ``__aiter__`` method that directly
+returns an :term:`asynchronous iterator`, which can call asynchronous code in
+its ``__anext__`` method.
 The ``async for`` statement allows convenient iteration over asynchronous
 The following code::

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