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Author lemburg
Recipients Tor.Colvin, lemburg, neologix, vstinner
Date 2014-06-17.09:18:50
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I'm not sure whether using os.fsencoding() is a good idea. The encoding used by uname is not defined anywhere and it's possible that Python using a wrong encoding may cause the call to fail (e.g. in case the host name includes non-ASCII chars).

Then again: _syscmd_uname() is currently only used to determine the processor, which will most likely always be ASCII.

BTW: It would be good to replace all other calls to os.popen() by subprocess as well. in Python 3 no longer has the requirement to stay compatible with earlier Python 2 releases.
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