[Python-Dev] deprecate commands.getstatus()

Titus Brown titus at caltech.edu
Thu Mar 22 22:54:51 CET 2007

On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 02:47:58PM -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
-> On 3/22/07, Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
-> > Guido van Rossum wrote:
-> > > Sure. os.fork() and the os.exec*() family can stay. But os.spawn*(),
-> > > that abomination invented by Microsoft? I also hear no opposition
-> > > against killign os.system() and os.popen()
-> >
-> > Except that 'os.system' is really easy to use and I use it rarely enough
-> > that I *always* have to RTFM for subprocess which makes you jump through
-> > a few more (albeit simple) hoops.
-> So let's add subprocess.system() which takes care of the hoops (but
-> still allows you more flexibility through optional keyword
-> parameters).

How would this differ from subprocess.call()?


(And should I add this in my patch, or is this for Py3k?)


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