On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 06:13:11PM -0700, Bill Janssen wrote:
And these are all SYSV derivatives, aren't they? So perhaps it's some common fix for all three?
This reminds of a Tim-ism:
Just for the record, on AIX, the following C program:
Oh no you don't! I followed AIX threads for the first year it came out, but eventually decided there was no future in investing time in baffling discussions that usually ended with "oh, never mind -- turns out it's a bug" <0.9 wink>.
Vladimir Marangozov and Tim Peters, 23 Jun 1998 ==================
10 years later, things don't seem to be much different.
For ctypes it looks like libffi often fails to compile when not using GCC; http://bugs.python.org/issue1637120 is an AIX bug report. For the curses module, I've noticed that HP-UX seems to require including additional header files or defining _XOPEN_SOURCE to make curses.h work. So I don't think there's a common problem with all these minority platforms, and we really would need developers on all of them.