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

Aahz aahz at
Sun Sep 13 03:46:38 CEST 2009

In article <mailman.1058.1252259381.2854.python-list at>,
Terry Reedy  <tjreedy at> wrote:
>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. 

That matches my memory as well.  Luke, your contributions would
definitely be welcome, but contributions must follow some process.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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