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Author vstinner
Recipients christian.heimes, cstratak, doko, lemburg, matrixise, pmpp, r.david.murray, vstinner
Date 2020-11-25.10:17:30
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Marc-Andre Lemburg:
> It's not pointless. The rate of change in the field is why this
> particular API did not work out in practice. It was working fine
> at the time I added it, but then quickly became unmaintainable.

Please look at the history of the os-release file. The os-release file format exists for 8 years and has not changed in 8 years.

It seems like you are referring to /etc/*release files. I agree that these files are causing a lot of maintenance troubles, and... that's exactly why os-release file has been standardized and created.

So I don't get your point.
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