[Python-ideas] Adding shm_open to mmap?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 01:07:23 CET 2012

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote:
> This seems like a slam-dunk to me, but...
> 1) Is there some reason not to just add these two functions?

Not that I can see. Make sure to add an "Availabilty: Unix" marker in
the relevant docs, though.

> 2) Are there any supported platforms with mmap and without
>   shm_open/unlink?

The safest option is probably to add a configure check so we only
expose these APIs when the underlying platform offers them. There's a
*ton* of examples of such checks to copy from :)

> 3) Is this simple enough that a PEP isn't needed, just a patch in an
>   issue?

Just a tracker issue will be fine - we expose additional posix APIs
all the time without a PEP.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

More information about the Python-ideas mailing list