[Python-Dev] Drop OS/2 support?

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at haypocalc.com
Sat Apr 17 02:12:50 CEST 2010


Python contains code specific to OS/2 (eg. see Modules/posixmodule.c). I read 
in Wikipedia that IBM has discontinued OS/2 support in 2005. Do we still 
support OS/2 or not?

I'm asking because I'm working on a patch modifying OS2 specific code, but I'm 
unable to compile nor test my changes. And on IRC we told me that nobody 
knows/uses OS/2.

If we support OS/2, we need a buildbot.

My patch: http://bugs.python.org/issue8391 (os.execvpe() doesn't support 
surrogates in env).

Victor Stinner

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