[Python-Dev] Compiling the source without stat

Hossein cpmicropro at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 17:04:49 CET 2011

Hi. I just started to port latest python 2.7.2 to another platform 
(don't think you're eager to know... well it's CASIO ClassPad).
And I faced a "minor" problem... It hasn't got stat or fstat or 
anything. (It supports a very limited set of c std lib).
As pyport.c suggested, i defined both DONT_HAVE_STAT and 
DONT_HAVE_FSTAT, but problems only began.
It failed to compile most of import.c, particularly because it fell into 
the wrong `#if !defined(PYOS_Something)' blocks. Sometimes it just fell 
into an #else part which assumed stat are available. So although 
HAVE_STAT is meant to control file operations, most of the source code 
aren't implement to use it. You see how "minor" the problem was?
So now I need advice from developers.
Is there a fix for it? What a question... definitely no replacement to stat.
It's 99% definite that I can't compile further without touching the 
source code. I have to #define my own PYOS_whatever and handle files in 
my own way. In that case where should my special file handling cases go? 
I saw some marshal.c code which seemed it wants to abstract away 
platform's file handling from source code; but from what I understood it 
can't be made to use alternate file handling methods.
If there is anything I should do (maybe show you my handmade 
pyconfig.h?) tell me.
[My first post in a mailing list... Should I say] Best Regards, Hossein 
[in here?]

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