OS Neutrality in Python Development Guidelines?

Chris Johns chrisj at rtems.org
Thu Apr 15 22:33:13 UTC 2021

On 16/4/21 6:58 am, Gedare Bloom wrote:
> Hello all,
> To revisit a little bit of a controversial subject :) The Python
> Development Guidelines have been in place now for a little while, but
> one thing that seems to have been missed entirely is guidance on
> writing Python code that is OS-neutral. This mostly matters if someone
> wants to try to run Python on Windows.
> I guess we should define something to add here? Is anything written
> somewhere we can adopt?

Yes please.

> Was this considered at all under the pre-qual effort (which stimulated
> these guidelines in the first place)? Do we have a Windows blind spot
> in our Python code bases?

The toolkit and RSB are OK on Windows and Unix. Both handle paths with a path.py
module that wraps path handling.


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