def runcommand(self):
        """ reads a list of \0 terminated arguments, executes
        and writes the return code to the result channel """

        length = struct.unpack('>I', self._read(4))[0]
        if not length:
            args = []
        else:
            args = self._read(length).split('\0')

        # copy the uis so changes (e.g. --config or --verbose) don't
        # persist between requests
        copiedui = self.ui.copy()
        self.repo.baseui = copiedui
        self.repo.ui = self.repo.dirstate._ui = self.repoui.copy()
        self.repo.invalidate()
        self.repo.invalidatedirstate()

        req = dispatch.request(args[:], copiedui, self.repo, self.cin,
                               self.cout, self.cerr)

        ret = dispatch.dispatch(req) or 0 # might return None

        # restore old cwd
        if '--cwd' in args:
            os.chdir(self.cwd)

        self.cresult.write(struct.pack('>i', int(ret)))
    def runcommand(self):
        """ reads a list of \0 terminated arguments, executes
        and writes the return code to the result channel """

        length = struct.unpack('>I', self._read(4))[0]
        if not length:
            args = []
        else:
            args = self._read(length).split('\0')

        # copy the uis so changes (e.g. --config or --verbose) don't
        # persist between requests
        copiedui = self.ui.copy()
        uis = [copiedui]
        if self.repo:
            self.repo.baseui = copiedui
            # clone ui without using ui.copy because this is protected
            repoui = self.repoui.__class__(self.repoui)
            repoui.copy = copiedui.copy # redo copy protection
            uis.append(repoui)
            self.repo.ui = self.repo.dirstate._ui = repoui
            self.repo.invalidateall()

        for ui in uis:
            # any kind of interaction must use server channels
            ui.setconfig('ui', 'nontty', 'true', 'commandserver')

        req = dispatch.request(args[:], copiedui, self.repo, self.cin,
                               self.cout, self.cerr)

        ret = (dispatch.dispatch(req) or 0) & 255 # might return None

        # restore old cwd
        if '--cwd' in args:
            os.chdir(self.cwd)

        self.cresult.write(struct.pack('>i', int(ret)))