[Python-Dev] HP-UX clean-up
tim.one at comcast.net
Sat Jan 3 19:31:11 EST 2004
> Has anyone been in contact with the HP-UX Porting Center
> folks recently? I wonder if I should enlist their help ...
If and only if they know something about HP-UX <0.5 wink>. Nobody here
really seems to. Have you tried their port? 2.3.1 appears to be the most
By memory, in the past we've gotten complaints from HP-UX users about
previous Porting Center Pythons in two areas:
1. Apparently some (all?) of their Python ports were built with
threading disabled entirely.
2. Flaky floating-point behavior.
An example of the latter complaint is here (not a particularly good example,
just the first I bumped into via Googling):
The python for HP-UX 11 that is found at the HP public domain
software porting centre has buggy floating point problems. I
recompiled it with gcc 3 and while there are some round-off
issues, at least it's not totally deranged... [a link to
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