On Sat Feb 21 2015 at 4:23:16 PM Ben Hoyt <benhoyt@gmail.com> wrote:
When merging some changes while working on scandir, I noticed a minor issue with this commit:

https://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/4f6f4aa0d80f

The definition of "struct win32_stat" has been moved to fileutils.h and renamed to "struct _Py_stat_struct", which is fine -- however, the old "struct win32_stat" definition is still present (but unused) in posixmodule.c.

So I think the old "struct win32_stat { ... }" definition can simply be removed from posixmodule.c now.

I don't think win32_stat is part of the stable ABI so as long as everything keeps working then I don't see why it needs to stick around.
 

Also, unrelated to this commit, I notice the _Py_attribute_data_to_stat function (was attribute_data_to_stat) can't fail and always returns 0, and all callers ignore its return value anyway. Can it be changed to return void?

Don't see why not since it's a private API.