[Python-Dev] test_popen broken on Win2K
07 Mar 2003 22:48:29 +0100
Tim Peters <email@example.com> writes:
> Someone changed test_popen to "quote" the path to python:
> cmd = '"%s" -c "import sys;print sys.argv" %s' % (sys.executable,
> ^ ^
> The double-quote characters above the carets are new.
> This causes test_popen to fail on Win2K, but not on Win98. The relevant
> difference appears to be the default shell (cmd.exe on the former,
> command.com on the latter).
In distutils we had a similar problem. I don't remember the details
at the moment exactly, but I think enclosing sys.executable in double
quotes *only* when it contains spaces should do the trick.