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Andrew McNabb firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
In my opinion, the difference between a daemon and a service is just a by-product of the difference between fork and CreateProcess.
This PEP addresses the case where a daemon is specifically what the programmer wants.
I would like it to also be useful as the obvious thing to use for implementing a service on Unix, but it is designed to also allow for the case when a service is not what the programmer wants.
If the multiprocessing package can solve this problem, I don't see why a daemon/service package wouldn't be able to, too.
A service package would be ideal for the use case you suggest. That's not what this PEP proposes, though.
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