[Python-Dev] Re: FWD: Re: Problem w/ IDLE on Win2000
mwh at python.net
Mon Aug 11 12:28:07 EDT 2003
"Tim Peters" <tim.one at comcast.net> writes:
> (*) There the fun begins. While os.system() spawns a command shell,
> I don't think spawnv() does. Which would be a real help here.
> Win9x use command.com by default, and Windows after that use
> cmd.exe. They have have different quoting rules, and cmd.exe
> actually has two different sets of quoting rules (triggered by
> an option to cmd.exe, and/or by a registry setting).
> Still, I haven't tried the program above on a Win2K (etc)
> system, and somebody should before you get optimistic. In one
> of cmd.exe's quoting nightmare modes, whether double quotes
> get stripped actually depends on the content of the quoted
> string <arghghghgh>!
And I thought bash was insane <wink> (actually bash quoting *is*
insane -- windows just manages to be worse. I'm impressed).
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