[Python-Dev] Mac OSX issues
Guido van Rossum
Wed, 27 Nov 2002 23:16:02 -0500
I have temporary access to a Mac OSX box. I find the following
- test_re crashes unless I do ulimit -s 2000 -- haven't tried other
values, but the default of 512 (KB) is insufficient. I know the
README file explains this, but now that I've experienced this
myself, I wonder if we shouldn't hack main() to increase the stack
size to 2 MB, inside an #ifdef darwin or something like that.
- test_socket fails with errno 3, 'Unknown server error' on a
socket.gethostbyaddr() call. Does anybody know what that is about?
- test_locale fails with a complaint about "1,024" vs. "1024". Since
this is probably a libc bug (though wouldn't this also occur on
other BSD systems?) I can live with it.
- test_largefile takes a *very* long time. Perhaps it actually
creates a truly large file (the Mac OSX filesystem is case
insensitive, so I suppose it may be so different that it doesn't
support files with holes in them). Maybe the test should disable
itself (or part of itself) unless a specific resource is requested?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)