[Python-Dev] test_popen broken on Win2K
Mon, 10 Mar 2003 19:41:42 -0500
> 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))
> +1 on the concept. +1 on something that can be transformed to use tcl's
> "exec" so that it'll begin working on several common arches immediately.
They're really the same thing -- Tcl's exec would be a simple transformation
of a cross-platform sh-like syntax into Greg's hypothesized functions. The
pain in Tcl's exec implementation was in providing the functionality across
platforms, not in parsing the sh-like syntax. Then again, Tcl was trying to
run all the way back to Windows 3.1, and Python already gave up on that.