[Python-Dev] Expect in python

Zack Weinberg zack@codesourcery.com
Sat, 23 Nov 2002 11:59:39 -0800

martin@v.loewis.de (Martin v. Loewis) writes:

> Zack Weinberg <zack@codesourcery.com> writes:
>> If these changes are what I think they are, I know how to implement
>> them generically.  What was the patch number?
> Patch #579433. All I'm asking for is that autoconf tests are added to
> test for the needed features instead of testing for defined(sun).

It does do what I thought it might.  That is pretty much what I would
do to it, except that I am tempted to yank it all out of posixmodule
into its own thing, assuming compatibility can be arranged.

> Lance' other patch (#579435) also needs work, like documentation,
> setup.py and Setup.dist integration, perhaps some autoconf tests to
> avoid trying to build it when it can't be built, and perhaps tests to
> verify it works correctly. Maybe this should go into the pwd module in
> the first place.

I think it makes a lot of sense to put it in the pwd module.