Norton AV 2001 + popen + WinMe = crash
urner at alumni.princeton.edu
Thu Jul 26 20:34:54 CEST 2001
Thanks for the enlightening chatter guys.
I forwarded Tim's "appalled" post (above) to Symantec NAV tech support
and within 24 hours got a message back that the problem was fixed for
NAV 2001 Ver 7.07 -- all I'd need to do is run LiveUpdate to get the
latest version (must have come out recently, as I run LiveUpdate a lot
-- was it since my post?...)
Anyway, I did as advised, and it works! popen and its flavors now work
with NAV enabled. Hooray.
"Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> wrote:
>> So how does IDLE invoke the browser if not with popen and if
>> it uses popen, then why can't I from the IDLE shell? The kind
>> of question that keeps me up at night.
>> At least this can be answered by looking at the source, and let you
>> get some sleep :-)
>> So there's no popen() involved.
>Almost all correct. Thanks, David! The 2.0 truth is hairier than it looks,
>because win32api doesn't ship with the base Python distribution: 2.0 also
>uses webbrowser and os.startfile(), and indeed the latter function was
>introduced at the last second for 2.0 precisely so that IDLE wouldn't have
>to use MS popen().
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