[Python-Dev] Re: python/dist/src/Lib subprocess.py,NONE,1.1

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Wed Oct 13 10:04:19 CEST 2004

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

> Thomas Heller wrote:
>> I suggest to remove the imports of the pywin32 stuff, it's not needed
>> and confuses tools like freeze or py2exe.
> That's really a problem with the tools, not with the module.


> Demanding that users of a dynamic language use only static linking is
> really silly.
> Wouldn't it be better to invent a (pragma-level) syntax so that a module can
> inform the tool about its intentions?

Yes.  But I don't think I have the energy to discuss that here, and
don't feel it would be easy to get this into the core.

> (removing the pywin stuff from the module would hamper development of new
> features, and also make it harder to verify that the _subprocess module works
> as it should).

Hm, that what the tests are for, and not code that is never executed.
A working solution would be to comment out this stuff, or put it into an
'if 0:' block, in both cases one could easily activate it again for


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