[Python-Dev] new popen for win32! [status update]

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Sun, 09 Jul 2000 17:02:37 -0500

> the current api is:
>     popen2.popen2(command, bufsize=default)
>     popen2.popen3(command, bufsize=default)
> vs.
>     nt.popen2(command, mode="t")
>     nt.popen3(command, mode="t")

Not commenting on the question here, but on the return tuple: should
it be (i,o,e) or (o,i,e)?  The popen2 module uses the latter, but
that's hard to remember for Unix-droids: it corresponds to (1,0,2) in
file descriptors.  So if it's not too late, let's do (i,o,e).

(I tried to read the posixmodule.c source but got lost...)

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