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revisiting the "What am I running on?" question


On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 12:56 AM songbird <songbird at anthive.com> wrote:
>
> Thomas Jollans wrote:
> ...
> > I'm fairly sure "win32" was used on W9x as well. In any case it *was*
> > correct at the time, as early versions of Python also ran on DOS and
> > Windows 3.1. "windows" would not have been suitable.
> >
> > But yeah, we're stuck with it. There are obviously good reasons that it
> > wasn't changed when we moved to amd64, but it is annoying.
>
>   to me it is confusing and looks outdated so it
> did not give me much confidence i had found the
> right thing to use and so i kept looking further.
> if someone could put a note in the docs about
> this it will likely help others.

Put a note somewhere in Microsoft's docs or something - this isn't a
Python-specific thing.

>   in this age where things look to me very fragmented
> and then abandoned it is hard to know what is and
> isn't being maintained without looking for issue
> trackers and bugs and seeing if anyone is actively
> fixing things or not (multiply this by the number
> of modules being used and it drains more time).
>

I'm not sure what you're asking for. You want evidence that things are
changing, but without looking at the place where changes get changed?

ChrisA