build a binary for Windows on Linux, Solaris or Mac OSX?
Christopher T King
squirrel at WPI.EDU
Tue Jul 6 21:29:46 CEST 2004
On Tue, 6 Jul 2004, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> Thomas> I could do it, although it seems a little work is stil required to port
> Thomas> watch to Windows:
> Thomas> self.output = open("/dev/null", "w")
> Thomas> IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/dev/null'
> >> c:\python23\scripts\watch.py(235)__init__()
> That's odd. I've run this lots on Windows in my previous job, and not
> always in debug mode. I'll fix that. Is sys.stderr going to be broken on
> Windows? That is, should I use something other than sys.stderr for debug
Perhaps you're using a Cygwin- or MinGW-compiled version of Python? These
will simulate /dev/null, but MSVC- or what-have-you compiled versions will
not (ActiveState and I think the vanilla distribution).
Whether or not sys.stderr "works" (i.e. sends output to a descriptor
seperate from sys.stdout) is likely also dependant on the C library used,
but it somehow gets output to the screen in the ActiveState distribution.
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