[IPython-dev] subprocess and Python 2.6

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Mon Jul 19 00:20:26 CDT 2010


On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 10:16:57PM -0700, Brian Granger wrote:
> With Python 2.6, Popen objects have a kill and terminate method that
> will work with Windows.  This will make it much easier to transition
> away from using Twisted for process management.  BUT, this would mean
> that Python 2.5 users are left in the dark.  If we want to keep 2.5
> support in 0.11, we will need to spend some time thinking about this
> issue.  Thoughts?

Maybe this could come in handy:
http://github.com/ipython/ipython/tree/master/IPython/frontend/process/
in particular 'killable_process.py', and the file 'winprocess.py' it
depends on.

Gaël


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