[Python-Dev] deprecate commands.getstatus()

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Wed Mar 14 13:47:31 CET 2007

On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 04:55:07PM -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> What does that buy us?

subprocess offers better error-trapping, I think, and additional
features such as closing all file descriptors after forking.  At work,
I found this fixed a number of bugs in our daemons code because if you
were starting something long-running, it might keep a socket open and
cause problems later.


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