[Python-Dev] "Deprecation" of os.system in favor of subprocess?
On 24Oct2018 0934, Calvin Spealman wrote:
> In the spirit of "There should be one-- and preferably only one
> --obvious way to do it." this makes perfect sense.
To do what? There is one obvious way to run a system command, and one
obvious way to manage subprocesses. There are also many non-obvious ways
to run system commands, and many non-obvious ways to manage subprocesses.
> The distinction between "your own machine and other peoples machines" is
> not always clear, nor planned for, nor understood by developers to be an
> important distinction to make up-front. So the encouragement should be
Agreed. One good heuristic is whether you're putting the system command
in a function or not, since functions are explicitly designing for reuse
while just using it in a script is not.
> Simply put, there is no valid use case for os.system over subprocess by
> remaining it must be considered redundant.
You have not shown this. Posting quotes followed by an unrelated
conclusion isn't a very compelling form of argument :)