[Python-Dev] Is distutils.util.get_platform() the "current" or the "target" platform

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 11:31:18 EST 2019

On Sat, 16 Feb 2019 at 08:06, Steve Dower <steve.dower at python.org> wrote:
> I'm inclined to say that nobody but us uses this API :) Does that make
> it seem more okay to "clarify" that it's returning target platform?

I've always treated the situation as "Cross-compilation doesn't work,
build on the target platform, using a VM if you have to", and I
suspect a lot of folks have approached the status quo the same way.

So if there are functions you can change to make cross-compilation
actually work without requiring changes to a lot of other projects,
that seems like a good thing to me.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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