Inquiry regarding the name of subprocess.Popen class

Jeremy Banks jeremy at
Mon Sep 1 09:23:38 CEST 2008

Hi. I wondered if anyone knew the rationale behind the naming of the 
Popen class in the subprocess module. Popen sounds like the a suitable 
name for a function that created a subprocess, but the object itself is 
a subprocess, not a "popen". It seems that it would be more accurate to 
just name the class Subprocess, can anyone explain why this is not the 

Thank you.

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