Start new process by function ?

Mathias Waack M.Waack at gmx.de
Thu Mar 10 23:18:18 CET 2005


George Sakkis wrote:

> Is it possible to start a new process by specifying a function call
> (in similar function to thread targets) instead of having to write
> the function in a separate script and call it through os.system or
> os.spawn* ? That is, something like
> 
> def foo(): pass
> os.spawn(foo)

Just starting is easy: 

def spawn(f):
  if os.fork() == 0:
    f()
    sys.exit(0)

But I'd expect you would like to get some return values from f...

Mathias



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