asyncio module built into Python 3.4 and later can be used to write
asynchronous code in a single thread. This library supports receiving messages
asynchronously in an event loop using the
There will still be one thread per CAN bus but the user application will execute entirely in the event loop, allowing simpler concurrency without worrying about threading issues. Interfaces that have a valid file descriptor will however be supported natively without a thread.
You can also use the
can.AsyncBufferedReader listener if you prefer
to write coroutine based code instead of using callbacks.
Here is an example using both callback and coroutine based code:
#!/usr/bin/env python """ This example demonstrates how to use async IO with python-can. """ import asyncio import can def print_message(msg): """Regular callback function. Can also be a coroutine.""" print(msg) async def main(): """The main function that runs in the loop.""" bus = can.Bus("vcan0", bustype="virtual", receive_own_messages=True) reader = can.AsyncBufferedReader() logger = can.Logger("logfile.asc") listeners = [ print_message, # Callback function reader, # AsyncBufferedReader() listener logger, # Regular Listener object ] # Create Notifier with an explicit loop to use for scheduling of callbacks loop = asyncio.get_event_loop() notifier = can.Notifier(bus, listeners, loop=loop) # Start sending first message bus.send(can.Message(arbitration_id=0)) print("Bouncing 10 messages...") for _ in range(10): # Wait for next message from AsyncBufferedReader msg = await reader.get_message() # Delay response await asyncio.sleep(0.5) msg.arbitration_id += 1 bus.send(msg) # Wait for last message to arrive await reader.get_message() print("Done!") # Clean-up notifier.stop() bus.shutdown() if __name__ == "__main__": try: # Get the default event loop LOOP = asyncio.get_event_loop() # Run until main coroutine finishes LOOP.run_until_complete(main()) finally: LOOP.close() # or on Python 3.7+ simply # asyncio.run(main())