Author lemburg
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Date 2011-08-19.20:14:39
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R. David Murray wrote:
> R. David Murray <> added the comment:
> MAL wrote:
>> As already mentioned, the diff between Linux 2.x and 3.x will
>> grow over time and while there may not be much to see now,
>> things will change in the coming years.
> The only way I can read this argument that makes any sense to me is that you are arguing for a precise build-time OS string.  If it is supposed to be an argument in favor of keeping 'linux3' it makes no sense, since '2' vs '3' is in no way a useful line of demarcation when it comes to linux.

Indeed. See the sys.build_platform attribute we discussed.

> So, if you think there is a *run time* need to know the precise *build time* OS version number, can you point to any specific use cases?

I already mentioned those use cases. Please see the ticket discussion.
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