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Multiprocess communication pipe for asyncio

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aiopipe -- Multiprocess communication pipe for asyncio


This package wraps the os.pipe simplex communication pipe so it can be used as part of the non-blocking asyncio event loop.


The following example opens a pipe with the write end in the child process and the read end in the parent process:

from contextlib import closing
from multiprocessing import Process
import asyncio

from aiopipe import aiopipe

async def mainTask(eventLoop):
    rx, tx = aiopipe()

    with tx.send() as tx:
        proc = Process(target=childProc, args=(tx,))

    # The write end is now available in the child process
    # and invalidated in the parent process.

    stream = await
    msg = await stream.readline()

    assert msg == b"hi from child process\n"


def childProc(tx):
    eventLoop = asyncio.new_event_loop()
    stream = eventLoop.run_until_complete(

    with closing(stream):
        stream.write(b"hi from child process\n")

eventLoop = asyncio.get_event_loop()


This package requires Python >= 3.5.0 and can be installed with pip:

pip install aiopipe

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