[Python-Dev] zapped several unsupported bits - now would be a good time to test

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Tue Feb 10 06:12:15 EST 2004

"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:

> Michael Hudson wrote:
>> There were a small bundle of bug reports from a guy with libc5 a week
>> or so back, so there's at least some interest in that.  OTOH, I don't
>> feel like putting all that much effort into fixing the problems he
>> reported (most of them were failry shallow, I think).
> So would you propose to "unsupport" Linux with libc 5? 

Yes, for what that's worth.  I'm not aware of any code specifically in
aid of libc5, though...

> By PEP 11 rules, this would become "unsupported" in Python 2.4, with
> the possibility of revival if a volunteer steps forward.

... so basically this amounts to saying "if you have a problem with
python on a libc5 system you'd better have a patch too".


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