[Python-ideas] Interest in seeing sh.py in the stdlib

Mike Graham mikegraham at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 03:02:58 CEST 2012

On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Andrew Moffat
<andrew.robert.moffat at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm the author of sh.py, an intuitive interface for launching subprocesses
> in Linux and OSX http://amoffat.github.com/sh/.  It has been maintained on
> github https://github.com/amoffat/sh for about 10 months and currently has
> about 25k installs, according to pythonpackages.com
> (http://pythonpackages.com/package/sh,
> http://pythonpackages.com/package/pbs)
> Andy Grover maintains the Fedora rpm for sh.py
> http://arm.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=94247  and Nick
> Moffit has submitted an older version of sh.py (which was called pbs) to be
> included in Debian distros
> http://pkgs.org/debian-wheezy/debian-main-i386/python-pbs_0.95-1_all.deb.html
> I'm interested in making sh.py more accessible to help bring Python forward
> in the area of shell scripting, so I'm interested in seeing if sh would be
> suitable for the standard library.  Is there any other interest in something
> like this?
> Thanks

sh.py strikes me as on the clever side for the stdlib and the lack of
Windows support would be very unfortunate for a stdlib module (I don't
know if this is relatively easily fixed, though it seems possible)


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