revisiting the "What am I running on?" question

Rhodri James rhodri at kynesim.co.uk
Tue Feb 19 10:06:49 EST 2019


On 19/02/2019 14:35, songbird wrote:
> Dan Sommers wrote:
> ...
>> Python 3.7.2 (default, Jan 10 2019, 23:51:51)
>> [GCC 8.2.1 20181127] on linux
>> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>>> import sys
>>>>> sys.platform
>> 'linux'
> 
>    this doesn't help me for the rest of the platforms
> available.
> 
> 
> =====  from the docs:
> 
>    if sys.platform.startswith('freebsd'):
>      # FreeBSD-specific code here...
> elif sys.platform.startswith('linux'):
>      # Linux-specific code here...
> 
> For other systems, the values are:
> System 	platform value
> Linux           'linux'
> Windows         'win32'
> Windows/Cygwin  'cygwin'
> Mac OS X        'darwin'
> 
> =====
> 
>    no win64?
>    no arm(s)?
> 
>    no legs(a joke :)...
> 
>    the above is missing a lot of devices.

It isn't listing devices, it's listing platforms.  Linux could be 
running on an ARM, an x64 chip, or probably a few other chips too.  What 
*specifically* do you want, and why?

-- 
Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd


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