Is this supposed to work this way?

Csaba Raduly
Wed Apr 4 07:51:00 GMT 2012

Hi all!

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 5:57 AM, Warren Young  wrote:
> On 4/3/2012 7:35 PM, Andrey Repin wrote:
>> what is the standard way of detecting OS type?
>> uname -o
>> ?
> The wise try not to do that at all.
> Instead, take in a little wisdom from the people who created autoconf, a
> piece of software that's been uncommonly successful[*] by FOSS standards:
> don't test for platforms, test for features.

May I suggest a gold star for this explanation  ?

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