[Python-Dev] Snake farm

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
10 Nov 2002 21:40:55 +0100

Marc Recht <marc@informatik.uni-bremen.de> writes:

> > I don't like this approach. For -CURRENT, I would outright reject any
> > such patch; there should be a way to enable extensions even if
> A somewhat simpler solution/work-around would be to define __BSD_VISIBLE
> (patch attached). But the cleanest way would be to not define

Notice that issues are different on the various BSDs.

I think of Python on Unix as "POSIX+Extensions". On all POSIX systems,
_XOPEN_SOURCE should be defined. If additional defines are needed to
activate extensions, we should define them.

If FreeBSD has no mechanisms to request extensions other than defining
__BSD_VISIBLE, we should define it. Before doing so, I'd like to know
what Python features would need that.

Please don't post patches to python-dev.

> > OTOH, why absence of chroot a problem? Should not HAVE_CHROOT be
> > undefined if chroot is hidden?
> It isn't.

Ok, then this needs to be investigated. This is a clear bug.