Running pdflatex from Python

Brian Elmegaard be at
Wed Dec 20 21:13:17 CET 2000

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When I try to run pdflatex (miktex 1.20e) from a Python script with
popen("pdflatex "+filename) under win98 SE I get a fault in kernel32.dll. 

This does not happen for pure latex.

I would like to know if this also happens on other machines or only on mine.

Brian Elmegaard (be at 
Dept. of Energy Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 
Phone +45 4525 4169  Fax +45 4593 5215

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