I have 3.7 built on the finally after some manipulation of their tests.

The Python core devs, however, won't fix a bug that would make this simple and easy. The unwillingness of the core dev community to support platforms outside Win/Mac/Linux (or non-gcc/clang/vcc compilers) is one reason I want nothing to do with core Python contributions any longer.

See bugs.python.org/issue27444

You know who did fix this upstream? Perl devs... Perl works like a dream on a VAX.

@jba @gewt oh dang, that’s a pretty disappointing closure reason.


@fluffy @gewt My experience is that Python core devs are not remotely interested in platforms outside Windows/Mac/Linux (and barely interested in Windows).

I've been insulted on their bug tracker for not understanding C properly (I was reporting a Windows issue) and had bugs dismissed purely because they don't apply to the "Big 3" platforms.

Python is unportable due to lack of upstream cooperation. The core devs were laughed at on stage during PyCon 2017 for their handling of bugs.

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