[Python-Dev] PEP about sys.implementation and implementation specific user site directory

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Oct 10 02:34:08 CEST 2009

> Given that this is all about establishing some common ground between
> implementations I would propose not using a CPython specific term
> here such as PyStructSequence :)  The Python docs seem to use structseq
> for sys.float_info.

Also, why does it have to be a sequence in the first place? Wouldn't
a plain object with named attributes be good enough?

>> compiler (required):
>>   verbose name of the compiler, for example "GCC 4.3.3", "Java
>> HotSpot(TM) Client VM (Apple Inc.)", "Mono JIT compiler version 2.0.1"
> What's the value of this attribute?  The main reason I ask is there's
> no way that I know of to determine the JIT being used in .NET.  We could
> of course fill in some dummy value here for IronPython but I'm also not 
> sure why anyone would use this.

Also, why is it the name of the JIT compiler, and not the name of the
source language compiler?


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