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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   to me it is confusing and looks outdated so it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?