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Author vstinner
Recipients lemburg, vstinner
Date 2011-03-02.17:29:23
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Message-id <1299086966.45.0.602666513721.issue11377@psf.upfronthosting.co.za>
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Extract of the documentation:
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15.14.3.1. Win95/98 specific

platform.popen(cmd, mode='r', bufsize=None)

Portable popen() interface. Find a working popen implementation preferring win32pipe.popen(). On Windows NT, win32pipe.popen() should work; on Windows 9x it hangs due to bugs in the MS C library.
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Python 3 doesn't support Windows 9x/Me anymore: we should deprecate it, or maybe directly remove it.

subprocess.Popen() is a better alternative: it supports Unicode, it handles EINTR, etc.
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2011-03-02 17:29:26vstinnersetrecipients: + vstinner, lemburg
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