[Python-Dev] r87010 - in python/branches/py3k: Doc/library/subprocess.rst Lib/subprocess.py Lib/test/test_subprocess.py

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 00:17:49 CET 2010

On 4 December 2010 23:07, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there an issue on Windows? If not, and given how different FD
> inheritance is on Windows, I'd argue that in the absence of bug
> reports, there's no need to change behaviour on Windows.

Actually, from the error message I just got:

ValueError: close_fds is not supported on Windows platforms if you
redirect stdin/stdout/stderr

So on Windows, for the issues mentioned (both of which involve
redirected stdin/out/err), leaving the current default appears to be
not only advisable, but required.

I suspect an os-dependent default would be ugly to document...


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