[Python-Dev] Pondering some changes to python.c...

Sean Reifschneider jafo@tummy.com
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 17:10:16 -0600

On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 05:46:24PM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>Sigh.  The more I hear about this, the more I think, too ugly, this
>doesn't belong in Python.

It's easier if we make the following restrictions:

   You can only set the process title to something the length of the
   original command-line or shorter (should work fine for simply deleting
   the "python" at the beginning).

   After calling sys.setproctitle(), C code which has ahold of argv will no
   longer have the original argv data.  We should be able to have a copy of
   the original argv for regular python code.

Are these reasonable restrictions to place on the setting of the process

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