[Python-ideas] shutil.runret and shutil.runout

Dirkjan Ochtman dirkjan at ochtman.nl
Fri Feb 24 11:58:21 CET 2012

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:52, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:
> subprocess is low level, cryptic, does too much, with poor usability,
> i.e. "don't make me think" is not about it. I don't know about you,
> but I can hardly write any subprocess call without spending at least
> 5-10 meditating over the documentation. So, I propose two high level
> KISS functions for shell utils (shutil) module:
> runret(command)   - run command through shell, return ret code
> runout(command)  - run command through shell, return output

Have you seen subprocess.check_call() and subprocess.check_output()?

I don't think your proposed functions add much benefit over these two.



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