[Distutils] Platform naming standardization

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 09:47:35 CET 2010

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 7:17 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Besides a well-defined ABI, if usc2/usc4 + 32/64 bits distinction on
>> some platforms
>> already fixes a numbers of use cases, I think could worth it for 2.7/3.2
> What bothers me is that get_platform is the wrong function for this -
> it is also likely that changing its behavior may break existing
> extensions and build scripts (as get_platform is used to generate some
> "distributions" names).
> If a function to qualify an ABI on a specific platform is needed, it
> should be a new function IMHO.

I had a backward compatible mode in mind, maybe with a boolean option
like "detailed".
Because at the end, If i understand the need correctly, it will be
used where get_platform()
is used today

> David

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