[Python-Dev] Compiling the source without stat

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Dec 14 21:29:43 CET 2011

On 12/14/2011 2:26 PM, Petri Lehtinen wrote:

> The problem boils down to the fact that you cannot really check
> whether a filesystem entry is a directory without calling stat() or
> fstat().
> My personal opinion is that support for DONT_HAVE_STAT and
> DONT_HAVE_FSTAT defines should be dropped because they don't work, and
> would only be useful in a very limited set of cases.

At present, it seems to be an attractive nuisance, tempting people like 
Hossein to try something that does not work.

Terry Jan Reedy

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