[Python-Dev] deprecate commands.getstatus()

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Mar 22 22:37:48 CET 2007

> Sure. os.fork() and the os.exec*() family can stay. But os.spawn*(),
> that abomination invented by Microsoft? 

Right, I personally would not miss it. It's also not a system call,
but a library function on both Windows and Unix (the equivalent
of exposing fork would be to expose CreateProcessEx - something
that I think Python should do out of the box, and not just when
PythonWin is installed - but you can now get it through ctypes).

> I also hear no opposition
> against killign os.system() and os.popen().

Both are library functions; I can implement them in Python on top
of what is there (plus popen is based on stdio, which we declared
evil). So yes, the can go.


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