An asyncio example

Adam Bartoš drekin at
Fri Jul 3 19:38:07 CEST 2015

Ian Kelly:

>> 2) In the blocked situaction even KeyboardInterrupt doesn't break the
>> is that desired behavior? And why?
> I don't think so. When I tried this locally (using Python 3.4.0, so
> replacing "async def" with "def" and "await" with "yield from" and
> "loop.create_task" with "asyncio.async") pressing Ctrl-C did interrupt
> the loop.
Ok, I'll try to get more information and I'll eventually raise an issue.

>> 3) Are there some other issues with my code with respect to “best
>> how to write a code like this?
> There are a couple of approaches you could take. Since your protocol
> is so far text-based, I would suggest adding '\n' to the ends of your
> messages and using reader.readline instead of
For now, there is no protocol at all. I just wanted to first send all the
data (of arbitrary size) and then wait for whole response. If there is
really no way to close just one direction of a socket, maybe the easiest
way is to have two socket pairs?

Marko Rauhamaa:

>>> 1) is there a way to close just one direction of the connection?
>> No. SOCK_STREAM sockets are always bidirectional.
> socket.shutdown(socket.SHUT_WR) does the trick.
> I think the asyncio.StreamWriter.write_eof() is the high-level
> equivalent.

You are right that writer.write_eof() behaves like
writer.transport.get_extra_info("socket").shutdown(socket.SHUT_WR) – the
server resumes and sends the response. However, the client still reads
empty bytes afterwards.
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