[Python-Dev] PEP about sys.implementation and implementation specific user site directory

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Sun Oct 11 15:13:33 CEST 2009

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>>> I forgot to ask before: Does this deprecate platform.python_implementation()?
>> No, platform.py is meant to be portable across multiple Python
>> versions and as such not really suitable for such deprecations.
>> It'll also take a long while before all Python implementations
>> expose a new sys module attribute along the proposed lines.
> However, the function could be updated to take advantage of the new
> sys.implementation attribute when it was available. If it didn't find
> it, it would fallback to figuring out the way it does now.

Sure. It already does that for a couple of other APIs.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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