[Python-Dev] About SSL tests

Eric V. Smith eric+python-dev at trueblade.com
Tue Apr 3 17:34:32 CEST 2007

[sorry if you see 2 copies of this]

Facundo Batista wrote:
> The problem of TerminateProcess is that I need the handle of the
> process.
> I don't like the idea of rely on the private _handle and do:
>   process = subprocess.Popen(...)
>   ...
>   subprocess.TerminateProcess(int(process._handle), -1)
> so, I'll end doing this:
>   process = subprocess.Popen(...)
>   ...
>   handle =ctypes.windll.kernel32.OpenProcess(1, False, process.pid)
>   ctypes.windll.kernel32.TerminateProcess(handle, -1)
>   ctypes.windll.kernel32.CloseHandle(handle)
> Is this ok?

Would it not be better to put a platform-independent version of this 
into subprocess, so that this code doesn't have to be duplicated all 
over the place?  Maybe a method on a Popen object called terminate()? 
That way you wouldn't even need ctypes, since you could look at the 
_handle without feeling bad about it!


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