if you want POSIX, import posix, not os
fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Aug 17 11:18:46 CEST 1999
(posted and mailed, as usual. or to be precise, mailed and mailed ;-)
Dan Connolly <connolly at w3.org> wrote:
> > > I hope the os module will be deprecated in future releases.
> > I don't think there is much chance of this happening, it it too widely
> > used.
> How about attempting to change that trend? i.e. how about
> in stead of documenting os.getpgrp() with an availability
> caveat, the os module documentation only lists the stuff
> that's really expected to be portable, and has a note
> at the bottom ala:
> the os module may contain other implementation-defined
> objects; for example, on posix platforms, the contents
> of the posix module are shadowed in the os module.
> [... list the other cases ...]
(in other words, it's mostly a documentation
problem, rather than a design problem...)
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