[Distutils] distutils.util.get_platform() for Windows

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Thu Jul 19 02:03:32 CEST 2007

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Mark Hammond wrote:
>> At 04:00 PM 7/18/2007 +1000, Mark Hammond wrote:
>>> This will result in both the final version of most bdist_*
>> installations
>>> having the architecture in the filename.  It also has the
>> nice side effect
>>> of having the temp directories used by these commands include the
>>> architecture in their names, meaning its possible to build
>> multiple Windows
>>> architectures from the same build tree, although that is not
>> the primary
>>> motivation.
>> I presume the intention of this is to have it end up as either
>> 'win32' or 'win64', yes?
> Probably 'win32', 'amd64' or 'itanium' - I'm not worried about the specific
> strings, but there would need to be different ones for each of the 64bit
> architectures.

Why would you use processor type IDs to indicate Windows-specifc
platforms?  Lots of systems running on AMD64 boxen don't run windows
(can't say "lots" and "Itanium" in the same sentence, I guess, but I
know for a fact that OpenVMS is running on Itanium, at least).

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