revisiting the "What am I running on?" question

songbird songbird at anthive.com
Fri Feb 22 07:47:36 EST 2019


Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 12:56 AM songbird <songbird at anthive.com> wrote:
>> Thomas Jollans wrote:
>> ...
>> > I'm fairly sure "win32" was used on W9x as well. In any case it *was*
>> > correct at the time, as early versions of Python also ran on DOS and
>> > Windows 3.1. "windows" would not have been suitable.
>> >
>> > But yeah, we're stuck with it. There are obviously good reasons that it
>> > wasn't changed when we moved to amd64, but it is annoying.
>>
>>   to me it is confusing and looks outdated so it
>> did not give me much confidence i had found the
>> right thing to use and so i kept looking further.
>> if someone could put a note in the docs about
>> this it will likely help others.
>
> Put a note somewhere in Microsoft's docs or something - this isn't a
> Python-specific thing.

  the document i quoted is a python document.


  songbird


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