[Python-Dev] Python threads end up blocking signals in subprocesses

Jeff Epler jepler at unpythonic.net
Mon Dec 22 17:38:20 EST 2003

On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 02:23:11PM -0800, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> How hard would it be to reimplement our own system() and popen() using
> only POSIX calls, for POSIX systems?  I've always thought of these to
> be pretty simple combinations of fork() and exec(), with an assumption
> of a working /bin/sh.  Without error checking:

Yeah -- this is something we could do if necessary.  the opengroup
standard lists a few more things to "get right" in terms of signal
handling for system(), but we can do all those in C or in Python..


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