[Python-Dev] Why spawnvp not implemented on Windows?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Oct 13 08:45:12 CEST 2006

Alexey Borzenkov wrote:

> P.S. Although it's a bit stretching, one might also say that
> implementing spawn*p* on windows is not actually a new feature, and
> rather is a bugfix for misfeature. Why every other platform can
> benefit from spawn*p* and only Windows can't? This just makes
> os.spawn*p* useless: it becomes unreliable and can't be used in
> portable code at all.

any reason you cannot just use the "subprocess" module instead, like 
everyone else?


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