[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 324 (process module)
astrand at lysator.liu.se
Tue Aug 3 17:22:35 CEST 2004
> I believe ActiveState's Trent Mick has released something along these
> lines. Does your proposed API match theirs?
No, not at all. There are some issues with this module, both regards the
API and the implementation, which I'm not happy with. I tried to establish
a discussion with Trent about this, but if I remember correctly, I never
recieved a response.
Here's some things which I'm not happy with:
* There are three different "factory" classes: Process, ProcessOpen,
ProcessProxy. I have only one, covering all cases. I think three different
classes are confusing to users. Even I have trouble understanding the
difference between them.
* The code size is very large. The code is complex.
* Trent's module always executes things through the shell, and deals with
every ugly cornercase that comes from this.
* The modules uses destructors, which I'm usually avoiding.
So, the chances of getting our modules API-compatible are very small.
/Peter Åstrand <astrand at lysator.liu.se>
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