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Asynchronous module import for asyncio

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Asynchronous module import for asyncio

Getting Started


Install from PyPI using:

pip install aioimport

The problem

Some naughty modules have long running operations during import

Naive solution

First thing that comes to mind is make import local:

async def my_work() -> None:
    import naughty  # will block event loop

It reduces time your program takes to start (or library to import), but it is still blocking your event loop.


import aioimport

async def my_work() -> None:
    await aioimport.import_module("naughty")  # will asynchronously import module
    import naughty  # will be instantaneous since `naughty` is already in `sys.modules`
    await aioimport.reload(naughty)  # and you can asynchronously reload modules too

How it works

Module import is done in asyncio default executor.

Be aware of the fact that GIL still exists and technically import is done concurrently rather than in parallel with your code.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details

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