[Python-Dev] new popen for win32! [status update]
Fredrik Lundh" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun, 9 Jul 2000 19:37:35 +0200
following up on myself:
> > - 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?)
> the new posix code exports popen2, popen3, and popen4
> on windows. I'll provide patches for popen2.py later (gotta
> do some more testing first).
the current api is:
the perfect compromise would of course be
popen2(command, mode=3D"t", bufsize=3Ddefault)
(similar to plain open).
I suggest the popen2 api's to:
def popen2.popen2(command, mode=3D"t", bufsize=3D-1):
if type(mode) is type(0) and bufsize=3D=3D-1:
bufsize =3D mode
mode =3D "t"
def nt.popen2(command, mode, bufsize=3D-1):
if bufsize !=3D -1:
raise ValueError, "cannot set buffer size on windows"