How to figure out if the platform is 32bit or 64bit?
gary at byoteki.com
Tue Jul 29 02:56:16 CEST 2008
Trent Mick wrote:
> Manuel Vazquez Acosta wrote:
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>> Just test for maxint value:
>> from sys import maxint
>> if maxint >> 33:
>> print "more than 32 bits" # probably 64
>> print "32 bits"
> I believe that was already suggested in this thread. That test will
> just tell you if the Python *build* is 32-bit or 64-bit. If the answer
> is 32-bit, then that doesn't tell you if this is a 32-bit Python
> running on a 64-bit OS.
have you tried platform.architecture()?
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