subprocess - updated popen5 module
astrand at lysator.liu.se
Fri Oct 8 12:55:06 CEST 2004
I'd like to give you an updated status report of the popen5 project. Since
my last post at 2004-06-04, this has happened:
* The module has been renamed to "subprocess", primarily to avoid
collision with Trent Mick's module.
* I've added support for executing a command through the shell. This is
done by using a keyword argument shell=True. Executing through the shell
is supported both on Windows and POSIX systems.
* The modules doesn't require Mark Hammond's Windows extensions any
longer: Fredrik Lundh has contributed an extension module that provides
the needed Win32 API.
* The PEP now includes more implementation notes, as well as a lot of
An updated PEP has been sent to the PEP editors.
With these changes, the subprocess module now feels quite complete. In the
near future, I will focus on getting the module included in the standard
The module is available from http://www.lysator.liu.se/~astrand/popen5/.
/Peter Åstrand <astrand at lysator.liu.se>
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