[issue12158] platform: add linux_version()

Marc-Andre Lemburg report at bugs.python.org
Mon May 23 15:30:13 CEST 2011

Marc-Andre Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> added the comment:

STINNER Victor wrote:
> STINNER Victor <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> added the comment:
> Use "%s.%s.%s" % linux_version() if you would like to format the version. The format is well defined. (You should only do that under Linux.)

No, please follow the API conventions in that module and use a string.

You can then use linux_version().split('.') in code that want to
do version comparisons.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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