[Python-Dev] Expect in python

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Thu, 21 Nov 2002 19:31:43 -0500

Has anyone else here looked at Pexpect?  It's a pure-Python module that
uses ptys to support mmost of the capability of Tcl expect.


This is an 0.94 beta, but the author appears to know what he is doing, and 
it would be an excellent boost to Python's capabilities for administrative
scripting.  Among other things, it would subsume most of what Tcl is actually
used for.

I'm thinking this is a very strong candidate to enter the Python library when 
it reaches 1.0 level.  Comments?
		<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>