[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Doc/lib libos.tex,1.38,1.39

Peter Funk pf@artcom-gmbh.de
Tue, 2 May 2000 12:12:26 +0200 (MEST)

Barry A. Warsaw:
> Update of /projects/cvsroot/python/dist/src/Doc/lib
> 	libos.tex 
>   Availability: Macintosh, \UNIX{}, Windows.
>   \end{funcdesc}
> --- 703,712 ----
>   \end{funcdesc}
> ! \begin{funcdesc}{utime}{path, times}
> ! Set the access and modified times of the file specified by \var{path}.
> ! If \var{times} is \code{None}, then the file's access and modified
> ! times are set to the current time.  Otherwise, \var{times} must be a
> ! 2-tuple of numbers, of the form \var{(atime, mtime)} which is used to
> ! set the access and modified times, respectively.
>   Availability: Macintosh, \UNIX{}, Windows.
>   \end{funcdesc}

I may have missed something, but I haven't seen a patch to the WinXX
and MacOS implementation of the 'utime' function.  So either the
documentation should explicitly point out, that the new additional
signature is only available on Unices or even better it should be
implemented on all platforms so that programmers intending to write
portable Python have not to worry about this.

I suggest an additional note saying that this signature has been
added in Python 1.6.  There used to be several such notes all over
the documentation saying for example: "New in version 1.5.2." which
I found very useful in the past!

Regards, Peter