[Python-Dev] [python-committers] [RELEASED] Python 3.4.0a2
R. David Murray
rdmurray at bitdance.com
Mon Sep 9 16:54:22 CEST 2013
On Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:45:51 +0200, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Le Mon, 9 Sep 2013 14:30:50 +0200,
> Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> a Ã©crit :
> > 2013/9/9 Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org>:
> > > Python 3.4 includes a range of improvements of the 3.x series,
> > > including hundreds of small improvements and bug fixes. Major new
> > > features and changes in the 3.4 release series so far include:
> > >
> > > * PEP 446, changing file descriptors to not be inherited by default
> > > in subprocesses
> > The title of the PEP is "Make newly created file descriptors
> > non-inheritable". It has an impact on all functions creating files and
> > sockets not only the subprocess module.
> I don't think Larry's description is wrong. "Non-inheritable" is a
> shorthand for "non-inheritable in subprocesses" with "subprocesses"
> taken in the general sense (i.e. not only created with the subprocess
Not wrong, but definitely confusing. It is worth clarifying *somehow*
that this does not apply only to the subprocess module, which is what
a naive (or fast) reader will assume.
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