Not all systems support this, especially SunOS 4 doesn't. It should
have been made a "Configure" time option.
> As a side issue, does python still print to stderr internally, no
> matter what you set sys.stderr to? That is very annoying if you try to
> make it shut up completely.
There is some output to stderr, but only if the interpreter gets
seriously confused. Stack traces go to whatever sys.stderr points to.
--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <Guido.van.Rossum@cwi.nl>