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revisiting the "What am I running on?" question


Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 2/22/2019 7:55 AM, songbird wrote:
>> eryk sun wrote:
>> ...
>>> The win-amd64 ABI is significantly different, but at the API level
>>> there isn't a drastic difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, so
>>> there's no cognitive burden with perpetuating the Win32 name. The
>>> official API name was actually changed to "Windows API" or WINAPI (or
>>> WinAPI). But it would require a massive effort to change the culture.
>>> There's no pressing need to expend that much time and energy over a
>>> name.
>> 
>>    just adding a comment to the documentation that
>> win32 also covers win64 would be a help IMO.
>
> Could you open an issue on the tracker suggesting a specific edit at a 
> specific place?

  i don't want to create yet another account to file
a bug/issue, but the specific place in the docs is:

  https://docs.python.org/3/library/sys.html?highlight=sys%20platform#sys.platform


  songbird