[Python-Dev] Portable and OS-dependent module idea/proposal/brain fart

Jack Jansen jack@oratrix.nl
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 17:33:20 +0200

>  The proposal then is that importing the
> platform's module by name will import both the portable and non-portable
> interface elements.  Importing the posix module will import just that
> portion of the interface that is truly portable across all platforms.

There's one slight problem with this: when you use functionality that is 
partially portable, i.e. a call that is available on Windows and Unix but not 
on the Mac.
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