[Python-Dev] Use function names instead of functions for os.supports_dir_fd?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Jul 19 20:48:21 CEST 2012

On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:26:14 +0200
Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:

> >> Monkey patching is a common practice in Python. test_os.py replaces
> >> os.exec*() functions temporary for example.
> >
> > Perhaps for testing, but I don't think monkey-patching is common in
> > production code. Perhaps you are thinking of Ruby :)
> The gevent library does monkey-patch os.fork (and time.sleep and many
> other functions), but gevent is maybe not ready for production? :-)

Extensive monkey-patching of core OS functions would certainly make me
weary of using such a third-party library, even if it claims to be



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