GSoC Project: Instantaneous status on Mac OS X

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at
Sun Mar 30 22:17:48 CDT 2008

Michael Dippery wrote:

> Since OS X's low-level file system information is written in C, I plan
> to implement this extension using C, and then use Python's bridging
> mechanism to allow the C functions to be called from Python modules.

Someone mentioned that the necessary APIs are already exposed via some
Python library or other.  PyObjC, maybe?

I'd strongly suggest looking at implementing this as a refactoring of
the existing inotify extension to make it more portable, rather than as
something completely new.  There's plenty of notionally common code that
should not need to be suplicated.


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