WebSockets

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websockets is a library for building WebSocket servers and clients in Python with a focus on correctness and simplicity.

Built on top of asyncio, Python’s standard asynchronous I/O framework, it provides an elegant coroutine-based API.

Here’s a client that says “Hello world!”:

#!/usr/bin/env python

import asyncio
import websockets

async def hello(uri):
    async with websockets.connect(uri) as websocket:
        await websocket.send("Hello world!")

asyncio.get_event_loop().run_until_complete(
    hello('ws://localhost:8765'))

And here’s an echo server:

#!/usr/bin/env python

import asyncio
import websockets

async def echo(websocket, path):
    async for message in websocket:
        await websocket.send(message)

asyncio.get_event_loop().run_until_complete(
    websockets.serve(echo, 'localhost', 8765))
asyncio.get_event_loop().run_forever()

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