Cooperative Multitasking in CircuitPython with asyncio @circuitpython
CircuitPython now has preliminary support for cooperative multitasking, using the asyncio library and the async and await language keywords. The asyncio library is a part of CPython, the host-computer version of Python. MicroPython also supplies a version of asyncio, and that version has been adapted for use in CircuitPython.
Cooperative multitasking is a style of programming in which multiple tasks take turns running. Each task runs until it needs to wait for something, or until it decides it has run for long enough and should let another task run.
To use asyncio, you’ll need CircuitPython 7.1.0-beta.0 or later, downloadable from circuitpython.org.
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