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[Python-Dev] Ping on PR #8712


Hi folks,

I've had a PR open for nearly 3 months now with no review at:
https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/8712

I know everyone is overextended so normally I wouldn't fuss about it.
But I would still like to remain committed to providing better Cygwin
(and to a lesser extent, personally, MinGW) support in CPython.  I
have had a buildbot chugging along rather uselessly due to the blocker
issue that the above PR fixes:
https://buildbot.python.org/all/#/builders/164

Only when the above issue is fixed will it be possible to get some
semi-useful builds and test runs on this buildbot.

The issue that is fixed is really a general bug, it just happens to
only affect builds on those platforms that implement a POSIX layer on
top of Windows.  Specifically, modules that are built into the
libpython DLL are not linked properly.  This is a regression that was
introduced by https://bugs.python.org/issue30860

The fix I've proposed is simple and undisruptive on unaffected platforms.

Thanks for having a look!