The Python core devs, however, won't fix a bug that would make this simple and easy. The unwillingness of the #Python 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.
You know who did fix this upstream? Perl devs... Perl works like a dream on a VAX.
@jba Indeed it's not, at least not in the way software used to be. Very little modern software of any complexity is, unfortunately.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko