How advisable is using the following code to query the bitcoin core as compared to using some python RPC library.
import os btc_prefix = 'bitcoin-cli ' def getblockcount(btc_prefix): print("in getblockcount") cmd = ' '.join([btc_prefix, 'getblockcount']) response = os.popen(cmd).read() return int(response) getblockcount(btc_prefix)
It is kind of a wrapper function for the core API's. What are the drawbacks/advantages of using the above code. Also, does it affect security in anyway.