On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Mike Miller <python-ideas@mgmiller.net> wrote:
Btw, subprocess.check_output() is already in the standard library.  This idea was about further simplifying it even further than that, making Python a contender for shell-scripting.

No. This is an outright bad idea. Before you know it people are calling out to bash for tasks like removing a file or finding out the current directory, yet claiming to know Python on their resume.

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