[Python-Dev] Tru64 support

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Sep 4 20:08:40 CEST 2012

On 9/4/2012 5:24 AM, Andrew Svetlov wrote:
> Unittests for subprocess module has weird comment:
> We cannot use os.path.realpath to canonicalize the path, since it
> doesn't expand Tru64 {memb} strings.
> See bug 1063571.
> http://hg.python.org/cpython/file/82ae284cd5f1/Lib/test/test_subprocess.py#l374
> is link to comment,
> http://bugs.python.org/issue1063571 — issue in bugtracker.

It seems to me that the resolution of that issue should have been to 
either make os.path.realpath work correctly on Tru64, so we can freely 
use it as documented. If that is not possible, the doc should say not 
available ... and the test skipped on Tru64. I realizes that skipping 
tests is perhaps easier now.

Terry Jan Reedy

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