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

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Wed Oct 13 10:33:36 CEST 2004

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

> Thomas Heller wrote:
>>> (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.
> if you remove the _subprocess driver, it is executed.  _subprocess is just
> a win32all emulator...

To be honest, I'm against code in the core that depends on whether
pywin32 is installed or not.

>> 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
>> experimentation.
> does py2exe support "if 0" blocks?

py2exe uses modulefinder to scan the byte code of compiled modules, and
Python doesn't generate code for 'if 0' blocks, so, yes.


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