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Re^2: [OT++] Seeking Win32 Python Wisdom

by syphilis (Chancellor)
on Mar 16, 2017 at 23:51 UTC ( #1184944=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: [OT++] Seeking Win32 Python Wisdom
in thread [OT++] Seeking Win32 Python Wisdom

As mentioned already by thanos1983, modifying the result as it is returned to you, or overriding the method may be your best and/or safest bet

I'm dealing with an autotools (./configure) build, and the libtool script that's reporting the error is itself autogenerated during the build.

I suppose it might be possible to make the correction in that script and then reset the script's timestamp to it's original setting.
Line 5999 of the libtool script is:
absdir=`cd "$dir" && pwd`
I could try preceding that line of code with the shell scripting of $dir =~ s/\\/\//g
What would that shell scripting equivalent of that perl code look like ? (I know as much about sh as I do about python ;-)

It would be much better if Python just delivered a forward-slashed path.
I'm guessing that there's a python command that's handing over python's equivalent of something like $Config{prefix}.
C:\>perl -V:prefix prefix='c:\MinGW\perl524_64int';
In perl I could easily hack a solution such that perl -V:prefix returned a forward-slashed rendition of that path.
I was hoping that python might also lend itself to such hacking.

looking at the _getuserbase() code within the /usr/lib/python2.7/ file, the result may be coming from somewhere in the os.path method ( file),

Hmmm ... altering os.sep might (or might not) be all that's needed.
How would I change that setting ?
Is there a simple python command (or script) that will tell me the current setting of os.sep ?


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Re^3: [OT++] Seeking Win32 Python Wisdom
by stevieb (Abbot) on Mar 17, 2017 at 13:15 UTC

    I've got a lot of Python dev systems at work, so I will have a closer look throughout the course of today :)

      I've eventually discovered that MSYS2 pacman can deliver Win32 binaries of the very packages I was struggling to build.
      (This is probably something that many others would have known ... but not those of us who are still living in the 1990's ;-)

      So I'll settle for that for now.
      Thanks for the feedback, and sorry for the noise. (I actually did learn quite a lot from this.)


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