PEP 3143: Standard daemon process library

Ben Finney ben+python at
Sun Mar 22 00:19:58 CET 2009

Jean-Paul Calderone <exarkun at> writes:

> The biggest shortcoming seems to be a complete lack of unit tests.

A full unit test suite is in the source distribution's ‘tests/’
directory. You can run it with ‘python ./ test’.

> A quick skim of the code suggests that part of it don't even work at
> all and have never been tested, even interactively, since they must
> surely fail. For example, uid/gid setting is broken.

This doesn't help identify the problem. Can you explain what you see
as broken, preferably after running the code to observe its behaviour?

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