[Python-Dev] urllib.browse() issues

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Sun, 9 Jul 2000 20:40:09 -0400

Ka-Ping Yee <pingster@ilm.com>:
> Hmm, i rather like this idea.  Actually, i like it enough to
> suggest that "launch" would be a good interface to external
> applications --
>     launch.filebrowser("/home")
>     launch.webbrowser("http://www.python.org/", newwindow=1)
>     launch.mailreader()
>     launch.mailcomposer("python-dev@python.org", subject="Spam")
>     launch.textviewer("README")
>     launch.texteditor("spam.py")
>     launch.shell("/usr")
>     launch.remoteshell("unseen.python.org", port=23)
> On Unix this would take advantage of (and formalize) the PAGER,
> EDITOR, BROWSER, etc. environment variables; on Windows they
> could look at registry settings, and for Mac, they could use IC.

I like it.
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