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Trent Nelson writes:
There are two types of developers that will utilise this module. Those that are writing something for themselves, that never has to run anywhere else other than Unix.
Surely there is also the type that are writing for others, and want the program to be both well-behaved and work on any Unix-like OS?
Or those that work primarily or exclusively in Unix, but understand that others might want to run their code elsewhere.
Those people would be well served by a putative “service” interface. I would welcome such a PEP from you, since you seem to have fairly solid ideas of what it should look like.
We should make it harder to write non-portable code, not easier.
It's a bit of a stretch to go from “designed to work on any Unix-like OS” to “non-portable”.
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