Author Drekin
Recipients Drekin, Kimmo.Parviainen-Jalanko, akuchling, asvetlov, gvanrossum, steve.dower, tim.golden, vstinner, yselivanov, zach.ware
Date 2015-07-05.14:24:36
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I've also run into this issue (see and the following thread). I'm adding some small examples showing the behavior.

import asyncio

async def wait():
    await asyncio.sleep(5)

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()


The following even smaller example by Terry Reedy and the OP from cannot be interrupted other way then shuting down whole process:



It would be nice the patch mentioned was eventually applied.
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