[Python-Dev] Mapping Darwin 8.2.0 to Mac OS X 10.4.2 in platform.py

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Sep 22 05:26:06 CEST 2005

The platform module has a way to map system names such as returned by
uname() to marketing names. It maps SunOS to Solaris, for example. But
it doesn't map Darwin to Mac OS X. I think I know how to map Darwin
version numbers to OS X version numbers: from
http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/ it is clear that OS X
10.a.b corresponds to Darwin (a+4).b, except for OS X versions <=
10.1. I'd be happy to write the code and add it to system_alias() in
platform.py. Is this a good idea?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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