[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 324: popen5 - New POSIX process module

Peter Astrand astrand at lysator.liu.se
Sat Jan 3 12:03:01 EST 2004

On Sat, 3 Jan 2004, Peter Åstrand wrote:

> PEP 324: popen5 - New POSIX process module
> A copy is included below. Comments are appreciated. 

There are some issues wrt Windows support. Currently, popen5 does not 
support Windows at all. To be able to do so, we must chose between:

1) Rely on Mark Hammonds Win32 extensions. This makes it possible to keep
popen5 as a pure Python module. The drawback is that Windows support won't
be available unless the user installs win32all. Does anyone think there's
a problem with adding a module to the Python standard library that uses


2) Write supporting code in C (basically, copy the required process 
handling functions from win32all). 

/Peter Åstrand <astrand at lysator.liu.se>

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