[Python-Dev] IPv6 in Windows binary distro

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Tue Oct 14 15:48:04 EDT 2003

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:

>> - Should the next binary release (2.3.3, scheduled for the end of 2003)
>> include this support?
> It would be a new feature, wouldn't it?

Sure. And since it is additional work for me, I'm all for leaving it
out, especially since I don't use it myself ;-).

While this is reason enough for *me*, I'm willing to do the additional
work if this feature is requested (if the community is willing to take
the risk of the new stuff).

>> - Should there be any attempts to detect this support in the header
>> files automatically (black magic to me), or should the platform sdk be
>> required to compile Python with IPv6?
> The Windows build doesn't do any feature detection, does it?  All it's
> got is a hand-edited config file.

All it does detect now is the C compiler used.


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