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Author gagern
Recipients Arfrever, Ramchandra Apte, amaury.forgeotdarc, barry, djc, dmalcolm, doko, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, foom, gagern, jwilk, lemburg, loewis, petri.lehtinen, pitrou, python-dev, r.david.murray, rosslagerwall, sandro.tosi, vstinner
Date 2011-08-19.08:04:24
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As people keep stating how easy the change from sys.platform == 'linux2' to sys.platform.startswith('linux') is, e.g. msg142385, please also keep in mind cases like someDict.get(sys.platform) where the comparison is implicit and therefore a simple change to startswith won't do the trick. Seen that in the wild.

Besides that, I can only wholeheartedly agree to the points so eloquently described by Martin v. Löwis and James Y Knight. Thanks!

Let's please force it to 'linux2' for the next 2.7 and 3.2 releases, so people can use recent kernels without breaking (or having to rewrite) third-party apps. Let's also encourage distros to do the same for older releases, perhaps even suggesting patches.
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