PEP 324: popen5 - New POSIX process module

Paul Boddie paul at
Tue Jan 6 11:31:09 CET 2004

Paul Moore <paul.moore at> wrote in message news:<mailman.121.1073343223.12720.python-list at>...
> The whole interface feels very Unix-specific.

Well, the subject of the original message did mention POSIX
explicitly. ;-)

Seriously, it would be very nice to have something equivalent on
Windows that works as well as the POSIX-like implementations without
the user of the module needing to use various arcane tricks to prevent
deadlock between parent and child processes. Of course, as people
often mention, Windows operating systems do have some POSIX API
support, although their compliance to the POSIX standard seems to be
best described as being at the "version 0.1a1" level.


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