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

Peter Astrand astrand at lysator.liu.se
Sat Oct 9 15:57:50 CEST 2004

On Sat, 9 Oct 2004, Jason Lunz wrote:

> > I'm positive to renaming the callv() function, though. One obvious
> > name would be "calll", but that's quite ugly. How about "lcall"? Then
> > we can keep the "callv" name for backwards compatibility.
> How recently was callv added? I'd prefer not to have a callv at all than
> to have a call/callv pair that don't map naturally to execl/execv.

callv has been around even longer than call actually, although callv was
earlier called "run".

> > Or, we could just keep the "callv" name, and pretend that "v" stands for
> > "variable number of arguments".
> I really don't want to do this. I can tell already I'll be forever
> forgetting which one I need, and probably anyone else with C/unix
> experience will be in the same boat. It's the kind of irritant I'd like
> to wipe out now while there's still the opportunity.

I don't have a very strong opinion about callv, so if the general opinion
wants to remove it, that's OK with me.

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

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