Inquiry regarding the name of subprocess.Popen class

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Tue Sep 2 10:36:33 CEST 2008

En Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:23:38 -0300, Jeremy Banks <jeremy at> escribió:

> 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
> case?

I have no idea - but I agree, Subprocess would have been a better name.

Gabriel Genellina

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