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platinfo: A small library from getting information on the current platform

Project description

This module determines and returns standardized names for
platforms, where the "standard" is Trent Mick's reasoning :)
from experience building ActivePython on a fairly large number of
platforms.

The driving goal is to provide platform names that are:
- relatively short
- readable (as much as possible making matching the given name to an
actually machine self-explanatory)
- be capable enough to produce all names needed to distinguish all
platform-specific application builds
- generally safe for usage in filenames
- not ugly (e.g. "MSWin32" is ugly)

A simple usage example:

>>> from platinfo import PlatInfo
>>> pi = PlatInfo()
>>> pi.os
'macosx'
>>> pi.arch
'macosx'
>>> pi.name()
'macosx-x86'

Currently this has fairly wide OS coverage (Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris,
HP-UX, AIX).

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