[Python-Dev] The os module, unix and win32

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Jan 8 17:11:16 EST 2004

> Why does popen5 needs a C implementation on windows where as
> on unix it can be implemented in python?
> Answer: because the unix API is in standard python where as
> the windows one is not.
> win32all covers a huge number of API functions, more then would
> be sane to add to os. But would there be any mileage in added
> enough from win32all to allow problems like popen5 to be
> implemented?
> There is already the _reg module that has some win32 functions in
> it on the standard install.

(Not sure if this was in response to my "let's do it in Python" post.)

How many APIs would have to be copied from win32all to enable
implementing popen5 in Python?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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