[Catalog-sig] Re: [Distutils] RFC: PEP 243: Module Repository Upload Mechanism

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Sat, 24 Mar 2001 14:38:57 +0100

Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 24, 2001 at 11:45:37AM +0200, Moshe Zadka wrote:
> >I'm not sure if you can get away from it completely.
> >Three words for you: Large file support
> Yeah, but knowing if you're running 2.2.18 doesn't tell you the information
> you want to know -- do I have the LFS patch in my kernel.
> You make my head hurt.  ;-)

With the pointer to platform.py I just wanted to let you know
that there is a Python module for these sort of things out there
which can handle many different platform issues. Whether you use
the different features or not is really totally up to you...

BTW, I think that information such as the libc version are more
important than, say, the patch level of the OS. Again, these
issues are OS-specific (e.g. on Windows the C RTL version isn't
all that important since MS tries hard to maintain backward

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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