[Python-Dev] Re: Change 'env var BROWSER override' semantics in webbrowser.py

Reinhold Birkenfeld reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net
Fri Mar 18 23:44:30 CET 2005

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Rodrigo Dias Arruda Senra wrote:
>> I propose a small change in webbrowse.py module.
> I think I'm generally in favour of such a change. However:
> - please don't post patches to python-dev, unless you *want*
>    them to be ignored. Typically, nobody will pick up patches
>    from python-dev and apply them, except for rare cases (e.g.
>    urgent bug fixes of serious breakages); post to SF instead.
> - please accompany your change with a documentation patch.
>    It may be that the exact search procedure for browsers is
>    not specified yet; take that chance and specify it so
>    clearly that the code without your patch would actually
>    conflict with the documentation, so that readers of
>    the new code can verify that this is indeed the
>    documentation-mandated behaviour.
> - consider integration of test cases. As this involves
>    startup code and environment variables, I would be willing
>    to waive the test case requirement here as unimplementable.
>    However, do consider writing test cases.

Additionally, there are several patches on SF that pertain to
webbrowser.py; perhaps you can review some of them...


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