[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] r88127 - in python/branches/py3k/Misc: README.AIX README.OpenBSD cheatsheet

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Thu Jan 20 21:09:47 CET 2011

brett.cannon wrote:
> Author: brett.cannon
> Date: Thu Jan 20 20:34:35 2011
> New Revision: 88127
> Log:
> Remove some outdated files from Misc.
> Removed:
>    python/branches/py3k/Misc/README.AIX

Are you sure that the AIX README is outdated ? It explains some
of the details of why there are scripts like ld_so_aix which are
still needed on AIX.

>    python/branches/py3k/Misc/README.OpenBSD

Same here. Does OpenBSD 4.x still have the issues mentioned in the

>    python/branches/py3k/Misc/cheatsheet

Wouldn't it be better to update this useful file (as part of your
PSF grant) ? Most of it still applies to Py3.

Regarding some other things you removed or moved:

> D    SVN-Python3/Misc/maintainers.rst
> D    SVN-Python3/Misc/developers.txt

Why were these removed from the source archive ? They are useful
to have around for users wanting to report bugs and are useful
to follow the development of the core team between different
Python versions.

> D    SVN-Python3/Misc/python-mode.el

Why is this gone ? It's a useful file for Emacs users and usually
more recent than what you get with your Emacs installation.

> D    SVN-Python3/Misc/AIX-NOTES

I guess this was renamed to README.AIX before you removed it.
See above.

> D    SVN-Python3/Misc/PURIFY.README

Why is this outdated ?
Should probably be renamed to README.Purify.

> D    SVN-Python3/Misc/RFD

That's a piece of Python history. These nuggets should stay
in the Python source archive, IMHO.

> D    SVN-Python3/Misc/setuid-prog.c

This is useful for people writing setuid programs in Python and
avoids many of the usual pitfalls:


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