[Python-Dev] [python-committers] On track for Python 2.6.4 final this Sunday?

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 17:39:10 CEST 2009

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 5:30 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> One identical to test_build_ext_path_with_os_sep, but that explicitly uses a
> '/' (rather than os.sep) will identify the problem I'm referring to, when
> run on Windows.
> It's common practice to use /-separated paths in setup scripts, regardless
> of platform.  So, your current fix (converting os.sep to '.') will work on
> Linux, Mac, etc., but fail on Windows when run with the same setup.py, since
> os.sep is a backslash there.

Ok I will have a look at  this tonite. Thanks. Notice that this changed I made
to fix another bug opened a can of worms because Extension is not enough/clearly
documented in this regards.

The goal for 2.7/3.2 is to come up with one single way to define extensions,
and I will probably just add deprecation warnings  for the other forms.

> (Just as a side note, if when you split off issue 7115 you'd said what the
> new issue number was in 7064, or copied me to the nosy-list on the new
> issue, I'd have been able to review this change and comment on it yesterday
> instead of today, and I'd have done it in the bug tracker rather than via
> Python-Dev.)

Sorry about that, I'll add a note on #7064.

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