[Python-Dev] PEP 384 status
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Sep 4 15:11:31 CEST 2010
> What I think would be a mistake would be to define the API in terms of
> Windows-specific quirks. All this discussion seems bent on satisfying
> the needs of Windows developers at the expense of non-Windows
> developers. "FILE*" is a perfectly standard C feature (and a
> widely-used one at that). If Windows doesn't handle it correctly then
> it's a Windows issue and we shouldn't annoy other people by refusing
> access to that feature.
The point of the PEP is specifically to solve Python versioning
problems *ON WINDOWS*. It would be pointless if it didn't have that
If you think it doesn't affect you, then you can just ignore the stable
> After all, we don't usually try to workaround platform-specific
> bugs (not as a low level such as the C API level); at worse, we mention
> their existence in the docs.
Yes, and that policy is an ongoing annoyance, one that PEP 384 tries
Only after I wrote the PEP, I learned that it can have uses for Linux
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