[Python-ideas] Make os.pipe() return a namedtuple.

Jonathan Slenders jonathan at slenders.be
Tue Jun 30 09:02:05 CEST 2015

If we use "read" and write as names. It means that often we end up writing
code like this:

os.write(our_pipe.write, data)

Is that ok? I mean, it's not confusing that the os.read is a method, while
pip.read is an attribute.


2015-06-30 8:07 GMT+02:00 Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>:

> On 30Jun2015 12:14, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 12:10 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au>
>> wrote:
>>> Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> writes:
>>>> 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
>>> namedtuple.
>> Except that this isn't about stdin/stdout - that just happens to make
>> a neat mnemonic. This is about a pipe, which has a reading end and a
>> writing end. If you pass one of those to another process to use as its
>> stdout, you'll be reading from the reading end; calling it "stdin"
>> would be confusing, since you're getting what the process wrote to
>> stdout.
>> How about just "read" and "write"?
> +1 for "read" and "write" for me. And -1 on "stdin" and "stdout" for the
> same reason as outlined above.
> Cheers,
> Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>
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