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On 01/10/2013 01:30 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
On Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:47:23 -0500 Tres Seaver email@example.com wrote:
Why would we wander away from POSIX semantics here? There are good reasons not to close open descriptors (the 'pipe()' syscall, for instance), and there is no POSIXy way to ask for them *not* to be closed.
Because Python is not POSIX. (and POSIX did mistakes anyway)
Anybody using systems programming using fork() should expect to be in POSIX land, and would be surprised not to have the semantics it implies.
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