[Python-au] Hello, and non-blocking popen2 on Win32
Fri, 2 Aug 2002 08:13:22 +1000
> On Thu, 1 Aug 2002 11:12 pm, Mark Hammond wrote:
> > > Before I go and re-invent the wheel, does anyone know of a
> > > version of popen2 on Win32?
> > Unfortunately no :(
> Found this post, which gives some direction.
> > But I am quite confident the existing popen code can
> > be implemented in Python with win32all.
> Not sure what you mean by this...
popen is implemented in C in the core Python sources. This could be
re-implemented in pure Python (via win32all), which could then simply be
changed to use, eg, overlapped IO, or any other win32 specific features you
> > In general, it is probably best if these questions go to a
> different list -
> > either comp.lang.python or email@example.com - not very Aussie
> > specific ;)
> Well, no, I guess not. However, I am quite Aussie specific - I
> live and work
> in Canberra. I made the assumption that, like most Linux User
> Groups, you
> can post to your local group rather than a global list with very high
> traffic. Actually, I have not used newsgroups much, and I forgot
> that I can
> post a message there and really only watch my thread.
I answer these sorts of questions in many forums, and get a little sick of
repeating myself. Hence I prefer to only answer them on lists that have the
most chance of reaching the most people, thereby saving my time.
It was simply advice that would allow to have a thread to watch! Take it
for what it cost you.