platform-specific overrides of functions and class methods (expanding on imputils demo code)

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Sep 6 19:49:23 CEST 2009

lkcl wrote:
> On Aug 21, 12:58 am, a... at (Aahz) wrote:
>> In article <77715735-2668-43e7-95da-c91d175b3... at>,
>> lkcl  <luke.leigh... at> wrote:
>>> if somebody would like to add this to the python bugtracker, as a
>>> contribution, that would be great.  alternatively, you might like to
>>> have a word with the python developers to get them to remove the
>>> censorship on my contributions.
>> Excuse me?  What censorship?
>  i was ordered to cease contributing to python.

As I remember from the public discussion, you were asked to cease using 
the bugtracker as a progress blog ...

> the cause was the
> provision of a port of python to run under mingw32, which passed all
> but eight of the regression tests.

and wait until you had a complete patch to submit. There is also a real 
question of whether such ports should be folded into the main CPython 
code base, as some have been, or maintained as separate projects, as 
other have been.


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