[Python-Dev] shellwords

Barry Warsaw barry@python.org
19 Apr 2003 12:26:15 -0400


On Sat, 2003-04-19 at 12:15, Greg Ward wrote:
> On 16 April 2003, Gustavo Niemeyer said:
> > Is there any chance of getting shellwords[1] into Python 2.3? It's very
> > small module with a pretty interesting functionality:
> 
> It's already there (and has been since Python 1.6), albeit with a
> different name and implementation:
> 
> >>> import distutils.util
> >>> distutils.util.split_quoted('arg "arg arg" arg "arg" -o="arg arg"')
> ['arg', 'arg arg', 'arg', 'arg', '-o=arg arg']

Distutils has a lot of neat (undocumented <wink>) stuff!  I wonder if it
makes sense to start promoting some of the more generally useful stuff
up into library modules of their own?

-Barry