On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 04:30:33AM +0000, Jay K wrote:
Hi. I have an Alpha/OSF machine up and running. It is little slow, but it works ok.
I would like to run Python3 on it.
I have it "compiling and working". It was easy enough so far. https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/27063
Admitted, I haven't figured out what is happening with the posixsubprocess module.
Yes? No? Maybe?
I can possibly provide ongoing "support" (I don't expect it will be much) and a buildbot (if really required), if I can get it working a bit more, if this is approved, etc. I haven't looked
It is difficult to maintain support for less commonly used systems. If you maintain it personally (like using a cron) and look at the results over time, you could see the difficulty in maintaining the support.
Personally, my vote is a -1 here. In the PR, another core-dev, Ronald had commented that support for explicitly removed a few years ago.