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Date 2019-05-29.00:06:50
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On May 28, 2019, at 16:43, Ned Deily <report@bugs.python.org> wrote:

> Thanks, I was just going to add that I would accept a doc change for 3.7.  But the wording should be a little clearer that fork has *always* been unsafe on macOS, i.e. this is not a new issue for 3.7 which is one of the reasons it should not be backported.

To be clear, what is unsafe on macOS (as of 10.13, but even more so on 10.14) is calling into the Objective-C runtime between fork and exec.  The problem for Python is that it’s way too easy to do that implicitly, thus causing the macOS to abort the subprocess in surprising ways.
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