[Twisted-Python] Windows <strike>i hate it</strike> Process API

Christopher Armstrong radix at twistedmatrix.com
Wed Apr 9 06:35:19 EDT 2003

On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 06:30:19AM -0400, Christopher Armstrong wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 01:50:02PM +0300, Tommi Virtanen wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 07, 2003 at 10:49:19PM -0400, Christopher Armstrong wrote:
> > >  * Perhaps make the string "command-line" API available on
> > >    PosixProcess as well, so people can use either the string or the
> > >    sequence API and expect at least some bit of cross-platformness (but
> > >    I'm fine with telling people to just use the sequence API if others
> > >    don't like this, especially considering this either requires
> > >    calling out to a shell (gah), or doing some unfun argument-splitting.)

Actually, I guess my wording here was a little off. Instead of "gah",
that should be "hello no". >:)

> > 	Oh god please no.
> > 
> > 	system(3) and its ilk must die. No exceptions allowed. Never
> > 	concatenate arguments on UNIX.
> If you'll re-read what you quoted of me, you'll see that I was
> proposing auto-splitting of the arguments, not passing the thing to a
> shell. Concatenating is only required in win32; we've already _got_
> the arguments in a list (or as my proposal went, in a single string)
> from the high-level API.
> But you're right about it being a bad idea :) I've decided (in absense
> of any others' opinions) to just do auto-quoting-with-a-warning in
> win32's case.

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