Author ezio.melotti
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Date 2011-08-22.22:56:58
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I think the doc patch should mention that:
 1) it's 'linux2' also on Linux 3;
 2) why it's not 'linux3';
The why can be done in a footnote and explain that Linux 3 doesn't introduce new major features and that changing the string to 'linux3' would have just broken needlessly code that was checking for sys.platform == 'linux2'.
It should probably also mention that in future versions (i.e. 3.3+) this string has been changed to be just 'linux' and that keep checking for sys.platform == 'linux2' is therefore discouraged even after this change.
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2011-08-22 22:56:59ezio.melottisetrecipients: + ezio.melotti, lemburg, loewis, barry, georg.brandl, doko, amaury.forgeotdarc, gagern, foom, pitrou, vstinner, larry, benjamin.peterson, jwilk, djc, eric.araujo, Arfrever, r.david.murray, dmalcolm, sandro.tosi, rosslagerwall, python-dev, petri.lehtinen, Ramchandra Apte
2011-08-22 22:56:59ezio.melottisetmessageid: <1314053819.36.0.0544047352885.issue12326@psf.upfronthosting.co.za>
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