[Python-Dev] Ripping out Macintosh support

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl
Thu Nov 20 06:52:11 EST 2003

As you may have noticed if you follow the checkins mailing list I've 
enthusiastically started ripping out 90% of the work I did on Python 
the last 10 years (and quite a bit of really old code by Guido too:-): 
everything related to support for pre-Mac OS X macintoshes.

Over the last year I've asked various times whether anyone was willing 
to even consider doing support for MacOS9 for 2.4, and I got absolutely 
no replies, not even the usual "I'd love to have it but I can't 
help":-). So out it goes!

I'm trying to be careful that I don't break anything, and I make sure 
the selftests pass every time, but there's always the chance that I do 
get something wrong. So if things suddenly break inexplicably you're 
all free to blame me, initially, until I can point out that I have 
nothing whatsoever to do with the breakage:-)
Jack Jansen        <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl>        http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution -- Emma 

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