New submission from Steffen Daode Nurpmeso email@example.com:
Issue 11277 was closed upon the generally accepted conclusion that the failure is that mmap(2) on Mac OS X has a long time known bug (see msg129107, or directly http://lists.apple.com/archives/darwin-development/2003/Jun/msg00141.html).
Issue 11277 fixed the problem in the test suite, but it does give end-users no hint that such a problem exists (on the documentation side). And it's my believe that a beginner or even a non-low-level programmer may be lost in an equal situation. (Though one could argue that such a HE should not use mmap(2), but everyone has a first-time somewhen, say.)
In addition, there are many people who don't have the chance to work/test on multiple operating systems and/or hardware, and who need the hand of people who are experienced and can give hints on stupidiness or however this word is correctly spelled. (Am i preaching already?)
Because Python is expected to be a user-friendly language i do request a documentation patch which gives a hint. I'll apply a patch, but i'm somewhat new to Python and rST etc., so it surely needs a hand. (Maybe even its speech is too aggressive??)
---------- assignee: docs@python components: Documentation files: doc_lib_mmap.patch keywords: patch messages: 129221 nosy: docs@python, sdaoden priority: normal severity: normal status: open title: mmap() large file failures on Mac OS X docfix type: feature request versions: Python 3.2, Python 3.3 Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file20867/doc_lib_mmap.patch
Steffen Daode Nurpmeso firstname.lastname@example.org added the comment:
Outdated due to found #11277 solution.
---------- resolution: -> fixed status: open -> closed