POpen, opening lots of processes

Ferenc Wagner wferi at afavant.elte.hu
Fri Jan 9 14:13:40 EST 2004

"Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:

>> 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:
> http://www.haskell.org/~simonmar/System.Process.html
> 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.

How is it different from System.Posix.Process?  Supposed to
be more portable?  Sounds good.


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