[Python-Dev] FW: Fixing os.popen on Win32 => is the win32pipe stuff going to be adopted?
Fri, 10 Mar 2000 08:36:14 +1100
> Point on the curve: This program works perfectly on my
> machine running NT.
And running from Python.exe. I bet you didnt try it from a GUI.
The situation is worse WRT Windows 95. MS has a knowledge base article
describing the bug, and telling you how to work around it by using a
So, out of the box, popen works only on a NT from a console - pretty sorry
state of affairs :-(
> I believe you when you say popen() is flakey. It is a little
> harder to believe it is not possible to write a _popen()
> replacement using pipes which works.
Which is what I believe win32pipe.popen* are.