asyncio - run coroutine in the background

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Thu Feb 18 01:10:38 EST 2016

Paul Rubin < at nospam.invalid>:

> Marko Rauhamaa <marko at> writes:
>> @asyncio.coroutine
>> def background_task(): ...
>>     while time.time() - t < 10:
>>         pass
> Wait, that's a cpu-busy loop, you can't do that in cooperative
> multitasking.  Of course you need a wait there.

That was the very point: to demonstrate that coroutines monopolize the


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