How the heck does async/await work in Python 3.5

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 00:34:17 EST 2016


On Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:55:02 AM UTC+5:30, Rustom Mody wrote:
> On Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:07:03 AM UTC+5:30, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> > On Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:08 am, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> > 
> > > Seeing there is a lot of interest in asyncio recently I figured people
> > > might be interested in this
> > > http://www.snarky.ca/how-the-heck-does-async-await-work-in-python-3-5
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks for the link, but I'm now no wiser than I was before :-(
> > 
> > Can somebody explain Brett's explanation?
> 
> Does "C++" light a bulb? <wink>
> 
> Less snarkily looks like a series of bolt-ons after bolt-ons
> 
> IMHO Guido's (otherwise) uncannily sound intuitions have been wrong right from
> 2001 when he overloaded def for generators.
> And after that its been slippery-slope down: reusing generator-yield (statement)
> for coroutine-yield (expression)
> Most recently choosing these async-await keywords instead of the more symmetric 
> suggestions of Greg Ewing

Forgot the probably most important: Not merging stackless into CPython


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