[Distutils] pkg_resources._macosx_vers without using os.popen
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Feb 14 01:15:44 CET 2007
At 02:35 PM 2/13/2007 -0800, Ronald Oussoren wrote:
>The attached patched replaces pkg_resources._macosx_vers by a function
>that directly parses the relevant XML file instead of using sw_vers. The
>patch is an svn diff relative to the trunk.
>The main reason I prefer this version is that I'm debugging some C code in
>a project using setuptools using command-line gdb (who needs IDE's?) and I
>often (but not always) get I/O errors when reading from a pipe to a
>forked-off process when running python from gdb. With this patch
>pkg_resources no longer forks of processes and gdb is happy.
>When you're not using gdb there's little reason to prefer this version
>over the original one.
Your patch uses plistlib, which doesn't appear to be part of the Python
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