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On Aug 18, 2011, at 01:20 AM, James Y Knight wrote:

>James Y Knight <foom@users.sourceforge.net> added the comment:
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>> I will backport the fix to 2.7 and 3.2.
>
>Uh, wait, so does that mean you're *not* going to do the
>compatibility-preserving thing and force sys.platform to stay linux2 even
>when python is built (BUILT! not run!) on a machine where the active kernel
>is linux 3.x?

My question too!  I would say that stable releases should probably not get
this change, but should force sys.platform to linux2 on 3.x kernels.

BTW, does anybody think sys.platform should use a more dynamic approach for
calculating its value?  Well, maybe not necessary if Python 3.3 will just say
'linux'.
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