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The idea is to have similar functionality implemented as a PyPI
package, which can be updated more often than the stdlib.

Unlike Windows and Mac OS X, the approach to finding out
the distribution version is changing too often on Linux (w/r to how
Python release cycles work). The problem is not complexity, it's
maintainability.

If you're confident that you can write the one and only implementation,
feel free to do so. Put it on PyPI and we can point people to it
once it has picked up a reasonable following we can point to it
in the documentation.

PS: I agree that the package name "ld" is not very intuitive. Perhaps
Nir could change it to something more easily recognizable, such as
"linux_distribution" :-)

Thanks,
-- 
Marc-Andre Lemburg
eGenix.com
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