Saturday, June 27, 2009


Though it has been a while since I have made a post, things are going well right now. Since my last post, I have created a Google Code Repository located at I have integrated, modified and written tests for the code I got from Josiah Carlson. Two of the functions he left outside of his Popen patch that were moved into subprocess.Popen. I made some aesthetic and functional changes to his recv_some and send_all functions.

Eventually, I got my code and Josiah's code just about fully unit tested in Python 2.7 and from there, proceeded to see if I could convert it over to 3.0. After I did this, I realized that it still ran, for the most part, in Python 2.7. With the following code, I attempted to get around the only thing that was causing me grief:

import sys
if sys.version_info[0] == 3:
from io import BufferedWriter as buffer
class str(object):
def __init__(self,a,b=None):
self = a.__str__()
def isinstance(a,b):
if b == str:
return hasattr(a,'strip')
return a == b(a)
return False

In Python3.0, the str function can also accept character encoding as an argument so I tried to overload the Python 2.7 str class to make it 3.0 compliant to no avail so I will be producing a separate branch for Python 2.7 and 3.0 development in my Google Code Repository but any suggestions on getting around the str issue are greatly appreciated.


  1. Congratulations with opening Google Code project. However, I can't estimate your efforts as useful if they won't be integrated into main Python branch. That is impossible to do with the current choice of license.

  2. Thanks. Changed license to the Apache License 2.0.