[Python-Dev] Snake farm

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
11 Nov 2002 19:25:55 +0100

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

> The responsible person seems to be against a solution like this. But, in
> the discussion it turns out that you are right and there some bugs in
> FreeBSD's unistd.h. The fixes will (probably) committed today. But 
> there are some issues left mostly in the RPC and socket code, which need

Please be as precise as possible when talking about this stuff. What
issues precisely?

I'm not going to accept patches for platform-specific changes just
because a user said that these changes are needed "to make it
work". Instead, I want to record the *precise* cause that triggered
these changes, so that others can re-evaluate whether they are still
needed five years from now.

> Some problems are left, because some functions (like ftello) are
> only defined at a higher POSIX level.

Why is that a problem?

> > > > Only if all other options have been exhausted. What problems occur if
> > > > _XOPEN_SOURCE is defined?
> > 
> > And why is that a problem?
> In that case __BSD_VISIBLE is not set.

And why is that a problem?

This is exhausting.