Daemon strategy

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sat Feb 6 19:07:55 EST 2016


Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com> writes:

> On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 1:15 AM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > 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?
>
> 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?

That the category is not perfectly reliable doesn't argue for ignoring
it altogether.

I'm saying that the information is available to ‘pip’ for it to help the
use determine whether the package will be useful to them. And that the
user, in this instance, has a good case to report a bug against ‘pip’
requesting that it should do that.

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Ben Finney



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