Today's goal from Solaun for Jamaica made my week

Wow... installed on the ! I'll have to play around with it once cleanup is done...

An Ubuntu 18.04 software update just left my laptop unbootable. Does Ubuntu even test updates?

Trying to fix now... I hate computers...

Who here on SDF mentioned ? I've got it running on a laptop now (with a 8 daily build kernel), and it's a delight!

My 4000 system is clocking in literally 800 times slower than a Core 2 Duo laptop for sysbench's CPU benchmark. Ouch...

@freakazoid @jba that viewpoint assumes there will only ever be IEEE-754 floating point math forever. I understand, but it is also just one more example of CPython not being portable.

This year is in my home town, and I'm not going. That's how annoyed I am with ...

You can't even install setuptools in without support for IEEE-754 floating point... WTF?

@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.

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.


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

@solene I prefer not to think about how many watts are being drawn. Less than 1000 is my best guess.

Perl from pkgsrc took about a week to build, so bash was nothing.

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