[Python-Dev] Python 2.5.1

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Apr 29 10:02:47 CEST 2007

> On Windows there is no guarantee that there will be a pagefile.sys on
> the C drive, or even that there exists a C drive.  The test checking for
> the result of os.stat('C:\\pagefile.sys') is broken.  Create a temporary
> file, open it with Python, then stat it (like you later suggest). 
> Either that or use sys.executable .  Either one would likely be fine.

As I said - I'm not convinced that is indeed correct. Before accepting
a replacement test I would like confirmation that this test will fail
on 2.5.0. You might not get ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION in all cases of
open files with 2.5.0.


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