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blocking-http-call-in-async-function (ASYNC100)#

Derived from the flake8-async linter.

What it does#

Checks that async functions do not contain blocking HTTP calls.

Why is this bad?#

Blocking an async function via a blocking HTTP call will block the entire event loop, preventing it from executing other tasks while waiting for the HTTP response, negating the benefits of asynchronous programming.

Instead of making a blocking HTTP call, use an asynchronous HTTP client library such as aiohttp or httpx.


async def fetch():

Use instead:

async def fetch():
    async with aiohttp.ClientSession() as session:
        async with session.get("") as resp: