[issue4804] Python on Windows disables all C runtime library assertions
Martin v. Löwis
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Fri Jan 2 19:15:21 CET 2009
Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:
> We've had this discussion before, you know, 2006.
> MS is asserting on preconditions that are undefined by the standard.
> As such, they are not in violation.
I remember, and you were already wrong back then :-)
MS asserts (in winsig.c) that the signal number in signal() is one
of the explicit list of supported or ignored signals; if it isn't,
it aborts. This is in violation to ISO C, 220.127.116.11p8, which specifies
that SIG_ERR must be returned and errno set.
It is true that Python *also* invokes undefined behavior in certain
cases; contributions to eliminate these are welcome.
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