[Python-Dev] PEP 492 quibble and request

Arnaud Delobelle arnodel at gmail.com
Sat May 2 22:18:43 CEST 2015

On 1 May 2015 at 20:59, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 12:49 PM, Ron Adam <ron3200 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Another useful async function might be...
>>    async def yielding():
>>        pass
>> In a routine is taking very long time, just inserting "await yielding()"
>> in the long calculation would let other awaitables run.
> That's really up to the scheduler, and a function like this should be
> provided by the event loop or scheduler framework you're using.

Really?  I was under the impression that 'await yielding()' as defined
above would actually not suspend the coroutine at all, therefore not
giving any opportunity for the scheduler to resume another coroutine,
and I thought I understood the PEP well enough.  Does this mean that
somehow "await x" guarantees that the coroutine will suspend at least

To me the async def above was the equivalent of the following in the
'yield from' world:

def yielding():
    yield # Just to make it a generator

Then "yield from yielding()" will not yield at all - which makes its
name rather misleading!


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