[Python-Dev] timed_command.py: consider for inclusion in std. library?

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sat Aug 29 00:27:14 CEST 2009


To get a module included in the standard library you need to have it
out for about a year, have the community consider it best-of-breed,
and write a PEP passed through python-ideas.

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 10:40, Charles Waldman<cgw at hep.uchicago.edu> wrote:
>
> Here's a module "timed_command" I wrote a while ago and is generally
> useful and might be a good addition to the standard library.  It is
> like commands.getstatusoutput but lets you run a command with an
> optional timeout.  Useful for systems programming where a sub-process
> might hang.  Only works on POSIX, but could perhaps be modified to run
> on other platforms (I don't have the knowledge of Windows to do this).
> If you would like to add this to the library, I relinquish all rights
> to it.
>
> Here's a link to the source repository:
>
>  http://repo.mwt2.org/viewvc/Python/timed_command.py?view=markup
>
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