Daemon strategy

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 11:28:07 EST 2016


On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 1:15 AM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com> writes:
>
>> Depends on the version: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Services_for_UNIX
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX#POSIX_for_Windows
>>
>> Linux and FreeBSD are also not POSIX-certified, even though they
>> mostly comply. Should pip warn about those also?
>
> You're implying that the PyPI trove category “Operating System :: POSIX”
> includes MS Windows? Or that it excludes Linux and FreeBSD? Or that it's
> meaningless?

Mostly the latter. At least it's not very clear as to what OSes are
sufficiently compliant to be considered supported. Anything that
claims POSIX support might work in Cygwin, or it might not. Who knows?


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