POpen, opening lots of processes

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Jan 9 12:30:23 EST 2004

> Tomasz Zielonka <t.zielonka at zodiac.mimuw.edu.pl> writes:
> > I had a similar problem, and finally I created my own
> > solution that doesn't leave zombies and doesn't block when
> > the launched process writes too much to stderr.
> Pretty neat, I've got an application idea for that code!
> Couldn't it be include in the standard libraries?  Anyway,
> thanks for posting it.

There is an outstanding proposal for a System.Process library:


This is currently stalled because we need a non-blocking implementation
of getProcessStatus (which is in the pipeline).  Something akin to
Tomasz's launch could also be included here.


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