[Distutils] [Python-Dev] Consistent platform name for 64bit windows (was: distutils.util.get_platform() for Windows)

Trent Nelson tnelson at onresolve.com
Tue Mar 18 19:02:24 CET 2008


+1 for avoiding a bikeshed, so +1 to AMD64.

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From: python-dev-bounces+tnelson=onresolve.com at python.org [python-dev-bounces+tnelson=onresolve.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Christian Heimes [lists at cheimes.de]
Sent: 18 March 2008 13:54
To: mhammond at keypoint.com.au
Cc: distutils-sig at python.org; python-dev at python.org
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Consistent platform name for 64bit windows (was: distutils.util.get_platform() for Windows)

mhammond at keypoint.com.au schrieb:
> So, at the risk of painting a bike-shed, I'd like to propose that we adopt
> 'AMD64' in distutils (needs a change), platform.py (needs a change to use
> sys.getwindowsversion() in preference to pywin32, if possible, anyway),
> and the Python banner (which already uses AMD64).

+1 for AMD64

If we ever need names for Itanium and i386 compatible arch I propose
IA64 and X86.

Christian
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