[Python-Dev] Addition of "pyprocessing" module to standard lib.
janssen at parc.com
Mon May 19 19:02:36 CEST 2008
> Hmm, perhaps the ctypes documentation could use a more prominent warning
> that it may not be available on some Unix platforms (HP-UX, AIX, IRIX),
> and that it may require the use of GCC rather than the vendor compiler
> on others (Solaris).
> At the moment, I suspect some projects may be switching to using it
> without realising the implications for cross-platform portability.
I think it's a tad more problematic. As other modules, both in and
out of the standard library, move to use ctypes, it implies that
*Python* isn't supported on those combinations. Personally, that's
fine with me (as long as there's a workaround for Solaris!), but I
think that Ulrich is right in saying this should be more prominent.
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