[Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Doc/lib libos.tex,1.36,1.37

Fred L. Drake fdrake@weyr.cnri.reston.va.us
Tue, 29 Feb 2000 00:19:41 -0500 (EST)


Update of /projects/cvsroot/python/dist/src/Doc/lib
In directory weyr:/home/fdrake/projects/python/Doc/lib

Modified Files:
	libos.tex 
Log Message:

Update portability information for the spawn*() functions and related
constants.  Someone will need to fill in information on the spawn*()
functions that aren't listed.


Index: libos.tex
===================================================================
RCS file: /projects/cvsroot/python/dist/src/Doc/lib/libos.tex,v
retrieving revision 1.36
retrieving revision 1.37
diff -C2 -r1.36 -r1.37
*** libos.tex	1999/12/15 19:39:04	1.36
--- libos.tex	2000/02/29 05:19:38	1.37
***************
*** 789,793 ****
  information; the constants are exposed to the Python programmer as
  listed below.
! Availability: Windows.
  \versionadded{1.5.2}
  \end{funcdesc}
--- 789,793 ----
  information; the constants are exposed to the Python programmer as
  listed below.
! Availability: \UNIX{}, Windows.
  \versionadded{1.5.2}
  \end{funcdesc}
***************
*** 800,804 ****
  \Cpp{} Runtime Library documentation for further information; the
  constants are exposed to the Python programmer as listed below.
! Availability: Windows.
  \versionadded{1.5.2}
  \end{funcdesc}
--- 800,804 ----
  \Cpp{} Runtime Library documentation for further information; the
  constants are exposed to the Python programmer as listed below.
! Availability: \UNIX{}, Windows.
  \versionadded{1.5.2}
  \end{funcdesc}
***************
*** 807,814 ****
  \dataline{P_NOWAIT}
  \dataline{P_NOWAITO}
- \dataline{P_OVERLAY}
- \dataline{P_DETACH}
  Possible values for the \var{mode} parameter to \function{spawnv()}
  and \function{spawnve()}.
  Availability: Windows.
  \versionadded{1.5.2}
--- 807,821 ----
  \dataline{P_NOWAIT}
  \dataline{P_NOWAITO}
  Possible values for the \var{mode} parameter to \function{spawnv()}
  and \function{spawnve()}.
+ Availability: \UNIX{}, Windows.
+ \versionadded{1.5.2}
+ \end{datadesc}
+ 
+ \begin{datadesc}{P_OVERLAY}
+ \dataline{P_DETACH}
+ Possible values for the \var{mode} parameter to \function{spawnv()}
+ and \function{spawnve()}.  These are less portable than those listed
+ above.
  Availability: Windows.
  \versionadded{1.5.2}



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Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Increase the support level for other obsolete modules a bit: install
> lib-old by default.  It still isn't in the path by default, but at
> least it's easier to add to your $PYTHONPATH this way.  (This makes
> sense because in 1.6 we're much more aggressive with declaring modules
----------------------------------^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> obsolete.)

Indeed!  IMHO it would make much sense if you (Guido) post a list of 
this modules (that have been moved to lib-old) as an official annoucement 
several weeks *BEFORE*  Python 1.6 will come out.

Eventually something like this (sorry english is not my native language):  

"""With the upcoming release of Python 1.6 the following modules,
   which were part of the standard library until and including
   Python 1.5.2, have been declared obsolete and have been moved
   into the sub directory lib-old, which is *NOT* on your PYTHONPATH
   by default.  Please check your existing Python applications and 
   update them, if ever possible in preparation for Python 1.6:
   
   ... list of modules..."""

Regards, Peter
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