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Ben Finney wrote:
I am preparing a PEP, and corresponding reference implementation, for a standard implementation of the steps needed to turn a program into a well-behaved Unix daemon.
[complete spec omitted]
python-daemon package [python-daemon]_.
As of 2009-01-26, the package is under active development and is not yet a full implementation of this PEP.
If I were wanting to make a *nix daemon, I would love to have this.
As I understand things, you should finish the implementation, post it to PyPI, and get people to use and test it, (all of which require no approvals). When stable, propose it for the stdlib along with a credible promise to maintain it for at least 3 years.
The question will then be whether this unix-only module is generally useful enough to be in the stdlib. Many good modules are not.