[Python-ideas] Anyone working on a platform-agnostic os.startfile()
miki.tebeka at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 00:52:17 CEST 2012
There's http://pypi.python.org/pypi/desktop/0.4, but it seems to be
It provides a an "open" command.
On Sunday, April 22, 2012 10:21:10 PM UTC-7, Hobson Lane wrote:
> There is significant interest in a cross-platform
> file-launcher. The ideal implementation would be
> an operating-system-agnostic interface that launches a file for editing or
> viewing, similar to the way os.startfile() works for Windows, but
> generalized to allow caller-specification of view vs. edit preference and
> support all registered os.name operating systems, not just 'nt'.
> Mercurial has a mature python implementation for cross-platform launching
> of an editor (either GUI editor or terminal-based editor like vi).
> The python std lib os.startfile obviously works for Windows.
> The Mercurial functionality could be rolled into os.startfile() with
> additional named parameters for edit or view preference and gui or non-gui
> preference. Perhaps that would enable backporting belwo Python 3.x. Or is
> there a better place to incorporate this multi-platform file launching
> : http://selenic.com/repo/hg-stable/file/2770d03ae49f/mercurial/ui.py
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