[Python-Dev] Re: subprocess - updated popen5 module

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Fri Oct 8 16:30:49 CEST 2004

Peter Astrand <astrand at lysator.liu.se> writes:

> [From Mail to python-announce list]
>> I'd like to give you an updated status report of the popen5 project. Since
>> my last post at 2004-06-04, this has happened:
> ...
>> With these changes, the subprocess module now feels quite complete. In the
>> near future, I will focus on getting the module included in the standard
>> library.
> I've recieved very positive feedback on my module. Many users are also
> asking me if this module will be included in the standard library. That
> is, of course, my wish as well.
> So, can the subprocess module be accepted? If not, what needs to be done?

I would suggest to replace the _subprocess extension module by a Python
implementation based on ctypes (and include ctypes in 2.4, at least for

How many _xxxx.pyd windows specific modules do we need?


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