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assignee=Noneclosed_at=Nonecreated_at=<Date2013-08-23.23:35:04.085>labels= ['expert-IDLE', 'type-bug', '3.10']
title='Idle: use pipes instead of sockets to talk with user subprocess'updated_at=<Date2020-06-06.16:26:52.685>user='https://github.com/terryjreedy'
Idle once used os.spawnv to open the user subprocess and 2.7 still does. Sockets were then used to interact with the subprocess. Since rev71746, 2011-8-3, 3.2+ use subprocess.Popen but still use sockets. A rare but continual problem is failure to make the socket connection.
In bpo-16123, Amaury Forgeot d'Arc suggested "pipes?" The idea resurfaced again in current Idle-sig thread "Idle does not open on mac" (because socket connection timed out). Guido, who designed the current 2.x system, chimed in with "I would recommend trying to use the subprocess module."