[Python-Dev] ctypes and win64

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Sat Aug 19 05:27:53 CEST 2006

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Thomas Heller schrieb:
>>>There are many other problems with Win64 still, e.g. the test suite
>>>doesn't pass.
>>And tons of compiler warnings, IIRC.  If the state is still experimental,
>>IMO it should be marked as such.
> Most of the compiler warnings are irrelevant for most of the
> applications, and some are bogus (in the sense that the code
> is perfectly fine as it stands).
> Not sure what "experimental" would mean; it normally means
> that it may change or may be abandoned as a failure. I don't
> think this is the case with this port (although I do want
> to drop IA-64 binaries in 2.6, due to lack of interest).
> If you think it means "has known bugs", then this applies to
> all Python releases on all target systems, ever (just look
> at the open bugs list).
Reasonable enough, but I suspect that Thomas' suggestion might save us 
from raising false hopes. I'd suggest that the final release 
announcement point out that this is the first release containing 
specific support for 64-bit architectures (if indeed it is), and that 
the developers would therefore expect a higher proportion of bug reports 
on this release to be associated with those platforms. Committed to 
fixing, blah blah blah ...

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