On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:00:59PM +0300, Oleg Broytmann wrote:
On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 06:53:36PM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
Based on what I can see in the Python Cookbook (e.g.
URL:http://code.activestate.com/recipes/551780/), Windows doesn't even call it a ???daemon???, instead calling it a ???service???. The customisation options and expected behaviour are wildly different from what a Unix programmer would expect.
Not only it's a completely different API - it requires pywin32 which is not in the stdlib.
So I think that a module for creating Unix-style daemons, with API and options geared toward making that easy, has no business also getting involved with creating Windows services. It would result in an unduly complicated API for no benefit to either Unix programmers or Windows programmers.
+1 for unix-only daemonization, -1 for making a universal unix/w32 API.
Meh, Unix-only stuff is such a pain because most developers or projects could cobble together Unix-only stuff themselves; the same can rarely be said for Windows-equivalent stuff. It's not hard to abstract a general service interface; Qt has been doing it for a long time: http://doc.trolltech.com/solutions/qtservice/qtservice.html Trent.