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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Dec 5 15:23:42 CET 2010

Am 05.12.2010 15:20, schrieb Antoine Pitrou:
> On Sat, 4 Dec 2010 23:17:49 +0000
> Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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...
> How about a best-effort behaviour? Setting close_fds to True would only
> close fds where possible (i.e., not under Windows when piping either of
> stdin, stdout, stderr).

That sounds reasonable.


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