[Python-ideas] Draft PEP: Standard daemon process library
janssen at parc.com
Thu Jan 29 06:14:09 CET 2009
Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> ‘import daemon’ gets a totally different API for a different purpose,
> that of turning the current running program into a daemon, which
> AFAICT only makes a whole lot of sense on Unix and is what I'm
> proposing in this PEP.
I think that's an implementation detail. Unix daemons and Windows
services seem more similar than different. The details about how they
are established/started are different, but that's what a good API covers
over. That would be worth designing.
There are a number of Unix-only modules for this purpose already, aren't
there? I see at least three of them on PyPI, including yours, Ben.
What's the point of a new one? And what's the point of adding a new
Unix-only module to the stdlib? Aren't we trying to remove
platform-only modules? Didn't we remove the Mac modules in 3.x? And
isn't win32all a separate distribution?
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