polling for output from a subprocess module
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Mon Feb 4 15:53:21 CET 2008
Thomas Bellman wrote:
> The readlines() method will read until it reaches end of file (or
> an error occurs), not just what is available at the moment. You
> can see that for your self by running:
Bad idea ;)
readlines() on a subprocess Popen instance will block when you PIPE more
than one stream and the buffer of the other stream is full.
You can find some insight at http://bugs.python.org/issue1606. I
discussed the matter with Guido a while ago.
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