[Tutor] feedback on writing pipelines in python

Abhishek Pratap abhishek.vit at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 19:26:27 CET 2012

Hi Steve

I agree Steve perl is perfectly fine for the stuff I described but I am
also interested trying alternatives. I am seeing quite interesting data
handling stuff coming up in Python and I would like to try and sometimes as
a programmer I dont like so many ways of doing the same things but it is
subjective. Having many options can be good for some.


On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Steve Willoughby <steve at alchemy.com>wrote:

> On 21-Mar-12 11:03, Abhishek Pratap wrote:
>> Hi Guys
>> I am  in the process of perl to python transition for good.  I wanted to
> Why?  Perl is still a perfectly good tool.  Just not, IMHO, good for
> exactly the same things Python is good for.
>  1. stitch pipelines : I want python to act as a glue allowing me to run
>> various linux shell based programs. If needed wait for a program to
>> finish and then move on, logs if required
> Look at the subprocess standard library module.  It offers a complete set
> of options for launching processes, piping their data aound, waiting for
> them, handling exceptions, and so forth.
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