Guido van Rossum wrote:
FWIW, I've given Peter some feedback, but in general I think this code is ready for inclusion into 2.4. I hope it's not too late. (My recommendation on the call/callv issue is to get rid of callv(), and instead let call() interpret multiple string args as such; a single string arg will be interpreted as a whole command line, per Popen(); if you want a single file arg you have to enclose it in [...].)
2.4b1 is planned for this Thursday. I'm taking Wednesday off work to commit a backlog of patches I want to see in, then plan to cut the release Thursday. I can probably move this to Friday, if it would help this get in. I _really_ don't want this landing after b1, tho - that kinda makes the entire release process pointless if we're landing stuff that late.
I'm off to sleep now - could Peter or whoever else is likely to do the work let me know? If it's just a matter of doing the checkin, and making sure all the fiddly bits are done, you could also point me at a patch and I'll do it.