[Python-Dev] stat module in C -- what to do with stat.py?

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Fri Jun 21 09:25:35 CEST 2013

2013/6/21 Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com>:
> Because practicality beats purity. This "wrong" Python code has been
> good enough for all Python version up until 3.4, it makes sense to
> keep it as a fallback instead of throwing it away.

How do you plan to handle the following case in Python?

"Looking in more detail: for the S_IFMT flags, OSX/Darwin/FreeBSD defines
0xe000 as S_IFWHT (whiteout), but Solaris defines it as
S_IFPORT (event port)."

We may keep the Python module if it is kept unchanged, but the Python
and C modules should have the same public API (the C module should not
have more features).

Or should play with "if sys.platform == ..."?


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