[Python-Dev] shellwords

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 16 Apr 2003 11:45:12 -0400

>     Gustavo> Ok, I'll check if there's an easy way to "turn" shlex into
>     Gustavo> shellwords.
> Cool.  Based on this thread and an experiment I tried, some obvious (to me)
> things come to mind:
>     * get_token() needs to be fixed to handle the 'bar'asd'foo' case
>     * the shlex class should handle strings as input, not just file-like
>       objects
>     * get_word() or get_words() methods in the shlex class could implement
>       the shellwords functionality

I'd be happy to see this done.  You might submit the changes to ESR
for review but he may be busy so don't wait for him.

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