[docs] [issue9382] os.popen referenced but not documented in Python 3.x

Eli Bendersky report at bugs.python.org
Wed May 25 05:21:29 CEST 2011

Eli Bendersky <eliben at gmail.com> added the comment:

os.popen() is certainly deprecated. Its documentation in both 2.6 and 2.7 notes:

  Deprecated since version 2.6: This function is obsolete. Use the subprocess module.

Indeed, the Python 3.x library/os.rst doc mentions it several times, but the documentation was removed. I don't think this is following the rules of deprecation.

If it was decided to keep os.popen alive, it *should* be documented in 3.x, possibly retaining the deprecation notice.

nosy: +eli.bendersky

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