[Python-Dev] deprecate commands.getstatus()

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 17:30:37 CET 2007

On 3/23/07, Hrvoje Nikšić <hrvoje.niksic at avl.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 13:38 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Sounds good to me. In 3.0 we should probably not have os.popen*(), nor
> > the popen2 module at all, and do everything via the subprocess module.
> > I wonder if we should even get rid of os.system(); then there should
> > be a subprocess.system() instead. And do we even need os.fork(),
> > os.exec*(), os.spawn*()?
> Please don't remove os.fork and os.exec*.  Some people need to fine-tune
> process creation and don't need portability to non-Unix OS'es.  For
> them, the functions that call the underlying system API and little or
> nothing else are a god-send.

Right, but if you're really using only Posix, you can simply use
``posix.fork`` and ``posix.exec*`` and then you're even being explicit
about the fact.

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tiny blip on the distant coast of sanity.
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