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

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Mon Oct 11 08:51:16 CEST 2004

"Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com> writes:

> Thomas Heller wrote:
>> How many _xxxx.pyd windows specific modules do we need?
> as many as it takes to make Python an excellent tool.  it's not like one
> more entry in the makefile, and 20k in the binary distribution will cause
> problem for anyone.
> if you want to stop contributions to Python's standard library unless they
> use your tools, you have a serious problem.

Sorry if you misunderstood me, I didn't want to stop this contribution.
Here is what I wrote, again:

> 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
> Windows).


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