[stdlib-sig] gestalt, too?
ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue May 13 12:09:15 CEST 2008
On 13 May, 2008, at 11:58, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> On 2008-05-13 11:38, Ronald Oussoren wrote:
>> On 13 May, 2008, at 11:23, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>>> On 2008-05-12 04:10, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>>>> I don't see gestalt on PEP 3108, but it is a Mac module.
>>> I'm not sure what to make of that comment. What are you suggesting ?
>>> gestalt is used on Macs to access system information. platform.py
>>> uses and probably a lot of Mac apps as well.
>> PEP3108 proposes to drop all of Lib/plat-mac and Mac/Modules.
>> I'm definitely in favor of dropping the Carbon bindings, but I'm -0
>> on dropping gestalt as it is a trivial module that's used by bits
>> of the standard library.
> Thanks, I didn't realize that *all* of Lib/plat-mac was targeted
> for removal.
> I think that those modules which make sense on Mac OS X should
> be moved to Lib/plat-darwin/, ie. gestalt.
Why? Technically speaking "darwin" is yet another platform: the open-
source unixy bits of OSX. I'd prefer to keep plat-mac, but one that's
much smaller than the current tree.
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