uname -s question

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sat Feb 24 16:38:00 GMT 2001


On Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 07:21:37PM -0500, Norman Vine wrote:
>Christopher Faylor writes:
>>>Which would enable constructs like the following to work:
>>>
>>>    if sys.platform in ['cygwin', 'linux']:
>>>        # ...
>>
>>Can't you do something equivalent with regular expressions in python?
>
>Of course, we are doing something 'equivalent' and will contiue todo so.

I was trying to get a handle on why this was a problem.  Judging by
usages in most of the configure scripts in sources.redhat.com and by
perl's Configure, the convention for many systems is to refer to the
system name with a wildcard (e.g., netbsd*), when necessary.

I was trying to determine why this was not acceptable for Python.

cgf



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