[Python-Dev] test_popen broken on Win2K

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 17:02:23 -0500

[Thomas Heller]
> ...
> 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.

That's what I checked in, but doubt it works in general.  The cmdline
test_popen passes to cmd.exe would have 4 double-quote characters then, and
the docs I quoted clearly say it falls into the second case then (so it
would strip the first and last quotes, leaving the second and third, which
don't make sense anymore).  The trick would work if the executable path were
the only quoted thing on the cmdline.