[Python-Dev] new popen for win32!
Sat, 8 Jul 2000 22:04:44 -0400
> just a few questions before I prepare the patch...
> - first, a stupid question: is the popen2 and popen3
> versions replacements for the corresponding functions
> in the popen2 module.
> (or to put it another way: should the popen2 module
> be modified to use these functions on Windows?)
> - should this go into the "nt" (posix) module, or should
> I create a new module?
It's hard to answer because I've forgotten how I *expected* things to work
when I first moved to Windows. So, in an ass-backwards sense, that's the
answer <wink>: if I "import os" and do os.popen, I expect it to work. Or,
IOW, I expect the same popen-related code to work in the same ways via the
same spelling regardless of OS. As is, I hardly ever use anything
popen-related under Windows today because it usually craps out or hangs.
There's no point to keeping Windows code around that doesn't work!
> - "win32popenWin9x.exe" is a rather unwieldy name for a
> file. does anyone have a better suggestion?
Assuming this lives in Python's directories, no need to mention pyxxx. How
Then it's an 8.3 name and will save mounds of directory space too <wink>.
> - I'm using VC5 on this box, so I should probably avoid
> checking in my modified project files. any VC6-wielding
> volunteers out there?
Tell me exactly what it is I'm volunteering for, and probably "yes".
Certainly yes if you want me to "updgade" your VC5 .dsp/.dsw files to VC6
and mail 'em back to you, or to make the same changes in my VC6 files and
check them in.