[Python-ideas] Draft PEP: Standard daemon process library

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Jan 26 01:05:32 CET 2009

Ben Finney wrote:
> Howdy all,
> I am preparing a PEP, and corresponding reference implementation, for
> a standard implementation of the steps needed to turn a program into a
> well-behaved Unix daemon.

[complete spec omitted]

> ========================
> Reference Implementation
> ========================
> The `python-daemon` package [python-daemon]_.
> As of 2009-01-26, the package is under active development and is not
> yet a full implementation of this PEP.

If I were wanting to make a *nix daemon, I would love to have this.

As I understand things, you should finish the implementation, post it to 
PyPI, and get people to use and test it, (all of which require no 
approvals).  When stable, propose it for the stdlib along with a 
credible promise to maintain it for at least 3 years.

The question will then be whether this unix-only module is generally 
useful enough to be in the stdlib.  Many good modules are not.


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