I'm using the subprocess module to start a subprocess and connect to its output stream (standard output). I want to be able to execute non-blocking reads on its standard output. Is there a way to make .readline non-blocking or to check if there is data on the stream before I invoke
.readline? I'd like this to be portable or at least work under Windows and Linux.
Here is how I do it for now (it's blocking on the
.readline if no data is available):
p = subprocess.Popen('myprogram.exe', stdout = subprocess.PIPE) output_str = p.stdout.readline()