[Python-Dev] test_popen broken on Win2K

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon, 10 Mar 2003 11:52:39 +1300 (NZDT)

> Those would be quite different functions, then, unless you proposed to have
> Python interpret native shell metacharacters on its own too (e.g., set up
> pipes, do the indicated file redirections, interpolate envars, and fake
> whatever other shell gimmicks people may use).

What we need is a function which does all those things,
but uses some way of specifying them *other* than shell
metacharacters. E.g.

  os.plumb(("sed", "-e", "s/dead/resting/", "parrots"), 
    ("grep", "norwegian"), output = myfile))

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