Python 2.5.1 broken os.stat module
tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Jun 5 05:51:17 CEST 2007
"Joe Salmeri" <JoeSalmeri at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D_WdnYzFdue9O_nbnZ2dnUVZ_uKknZ2d at comcast.com...
|I have tried (unsuccessfully) to get you to view things from the end user
But that perspective is not directly relevant to *your* topic line. When
you make a claim that os.stat is 'broken' and bugged, you are making a
claim about the *programmer* experience -- in particular, experiencing a
discrepancy between performance and reasonable expectation based on the
manuals. Martin and I are both concerned about that particular claim
(which now appears to be resolved in the negative).
>From the developer point of view, you, the programmer, are the user. What
you present to your users (who may or may not be the 'end' users) is your
| However, there is a problem. Windows does *not* display the date like
Python developers cannot fix that. Besides which, Python is a
cross-platform language, originally developed on *nix.
| The user is left scratching their head.
| I prefer not to leave my end users in that situation.
Then do not. I am sure Martin also agrees. But if you want to discuss
writing applications for end users, perhaps you should start a new thread
with a different subject line. It would attract different respondents.
Terry Jan Reedy
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