[IPython-dev] subprocess vs popen
Tue Sep 7 02:19:22 CDT 2010
[ Ccing the dev list where this discussion fits best]
On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Kevin Beckford <email@example.com> wrote:
>There was a bug on lp a while ago about why you were not going to fix:
> Deprecation Warning .....
> in ipython.
> I agree , subprocess is a horrid interface, that's the word I want,
> horrid. Thus i went looking for and found this:
> But ipython does _not_ use external libs right?
Cool, thanks for the link! I hadn't seen it.
IPython *does* use external libs if they are either:
- small enough to carry our private copy in IPython.external
- large but central to some (optional) functionality, like Wx for gui
support or Twisted for parallel computing.
This would fit case #1.
I'd suggest that if you like it and use it for a while, you propose it
on the ipython-dev list for inclusion. We now tend to be more
conservative in pulling in new libraries than before (it's all code to
maintain, after all), but I could see an 'ipython system shell'
project growing in this direction, if enough people (aka not me) pitch
in to do the
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