[Python-Dev] IPv6 support

Mark Favas m.favas@per.dem.csiro.au
Sun, 24 Jun 2001 16:58:42 +0800

IPv6 support may be nice, and even desirable. However, supporting IPv6
should not come at the cost of causing problems either in compilation or
at runtime on those platforms that do not support IPv6 natively.
Requiring additional preview code or non-standardly-supplied packages to
be installed is fine if people _want_ to take advantage of the new IPv6
functionality, but _not_ fine if this IPv6 functionality is not
required. IPv4 support should not require the installation of additional
IPv6 packages. Well, that's my 2 cent's worth (even if that's only 1
cent US <wink>).

Mark Favas  -   m.favas@per.dem.csiro.au
CSIRO, Private Bag No 5, Wembley, Western Australia 6913, AUSTRALIA