[Python-ideas] Make os.pipe() return a namedtuple.
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Tue Jun 30 04:10:22 CEST 2015
Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> writes:
> Yeah, I always forget which is fd 0 and which is fd 1 too.
> Having nice descriptive names rather than using numbered indexes is
> generally better practice
I definitely prefer to use, and promote, the explicit names “stdin”,
“stdout”, and “stderr” rather than the file descriptor numbers.
On the point of confusing them though: I find it easy enough to remember
that the two streams for output stay together, and the input one comes
first at 0.
> and I don't think there is any serious downside to using a namedtuple.
> A minor enhancement like this shouldn't require an extended discussion
> here on python-ideas.
+1, let's just get the standard names there as attributes of a
One more set of magic numbers to relegate to implementation detail,
encapsulated where they belong!
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