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Sat Oct 21 16:16:53 CEST 2000
"Steve Holden" <sholden at holdenweb.com> wrote in message
news:39CFB1FC.5B61AE14 at holdenweb.com...
> > According to the Python documentation, CGIHTTPServer uses os.fork() and
> > os.exec() which are available only on Unix. I confess that I haven't
> > actually tried it yet. I guess I should. Is the documentation
> > incorrect?
> Sounds like I'm mistaken :-( Looks like code would be needed to detect
> the environment and use spawn() in Windows. Sorry.
The docstrings and comments in the CGIHTTPServer with Python 2.0
clarify that the server DOES work on Windows (through, I think I
recall, popen2 rather than spawn), and on other environments too
if what you're executing is a Python script (it gets run in the same
process as the server if neither Unix nor Windows is the platform). A
vast progress from the situation on 1.5.2, where, in fact, CGIHTTPServer
was simply unusable on anything but a Unix-like platform; it now has
some utility on any platform!
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