[issue4933] Patch to add preliminary support for Haiku
Martin v. Löwis
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Wed Jan 14 07:38:58 CET 2009
Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:
> I don't have any particular interest in BeOS variants, but this comes as
> a surprise given that http://python.org/about/ proclaims that "Python
> runs everywhere."
> Maybe Haiku could become a supported platform instead of more or less
> defunct BeOS?
Maybe this can be discussed on python-dev, but there is a standing BDFL
pronouncement on this matter. It used to be the policy to accept patches
for any operating system, but this policy is reverted now.
> As far as I can tell there is no current BeOS port
> maintainer, but there is some crud left over from the better times. If
> Haiku community can step in and clean up BeOS crud by either removing it
> or making sure it works on modern BeOS variants, this can only be a good
No. The cost is too high, and there are more important issues to
resolve. Of course, the Haiku community can provide there fork of Python
if they want to (and they also get official blessing for forking if they
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