[Python-Dev] Expect in python

Lance Ellinghaus lellinghaus@yahoo.com
Fri, 22 Nov 2002 21:29:03 -0800 (PST)

Yes. I have been using it for a while. It works very well, except 
to make it run on Solaris you have to make modifications to the posix
module. I submitted the necessary changes, but they were denied since
I made them Solaris specific. The module changes are in the submitted
patches on SourceForge under the Python project.

Lance Ellinghaus

--- "Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 	http://pexpect.sourceforge.net/
> 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>
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Lance Ellinghaus

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