Writing to function arguments during execution

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Wed Oct 14 12:19:07 CEST 2009

John O'Hagan wrote:
> <snip>
> Thanks, sockets are the way to go for this and surprisingly easy to use once 
> you get your head around them. I tried Rhodri's suggested approach but for now 
> I used the original terminal for both starting the program and entering new 
> options (still via raw_input) and a new terminal listening on a socket 
> connection to display the results. 
> A secondary question: right now I'm starting the "listening" terminal by 
> executing a script ('display.py') as a subprocess:
> port = 50007
> here = os.path.abspath('')
> terminal = os.environ['TERM']
> subprocess.Popen([terminal, '-e', here + '/display.py', str(port)])
> but to me it feels kind of clunky to have a separate script just for this; is 
> there a nicer way to launch another terminal, say by passing a locally defined 
> function to it?
> Regards,
> John
You could pass it the same script you're running, but with a 
command-line argument that causes it to execute a different part of the 
script.  Perhaps the port parameter above is enough, as your main 
process won't be getting that argument.  I'd recommend something 
explicit, however.


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