[Python-Dev] Python as a Metro-style App

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Jan 7 23:57:29 CET 2012

On Sat, 07 Jan 2012 18:57:41 +0100
"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> For example, everything
> related to subprocess creation would not work; none of the
> byte-oriented file API seems to be present, and a number of file
> operation functions are absent as well (such as MoveFile).

When you say MoveFile is absent, is MoveFileEx supported instead?
Or is moving files just totally impossible?

Depending on the extent of removed/disabled functionality, it might not
be very interesting to have a Metro port at all.

> I'm not sure whether such a change would be accepted, in particular as
> Microsoft might fix the bug in the compiler until the final release
> of Windows 8.

I would hope they finally support compiling C code...



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