[Python-Dev] Tru64 support
trent at snakebite.org
Tue Sep 4 17:56:25 CEST 2012
On Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 02:24:10AM -0700, Andrew Svetlov wrote:
> Is it still up to date? Bug has been created in 2004.
> I don't see Tru64 in list of available buildbots.
> Do we need to care about this platform? And how to make sure what
> existing code works fine for that?
> Or maybe we can drop support for Tru64 as well as we already does it
> for, say, VMS?
The ES40 I've got sitting in the corner waiting for a rainy day just
died a little inside. (HP was also kind enough to donate unlimited
Tru64 media/licenses a while back.) As for whether or not it should
be a platform CPython cares about -- I'd argue it falls in the same
boat as IRIX/MIPS: not so much. I'll be damned if Snakebite doesn't
have Tru64/Alpha representation though :-)
OpenVMS is an interesting one though; it's still actively supported
by HP on Itanium. I've got an Itanium earmarked marked for OpenVMS
"for an even rainier day", but I wouldn't know OpenVMS is it smacked
me in the head, so, not a high priority at the moment.
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