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A small library which determines and returns standardized names for 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)


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ExpatKelly Hopkins3 March 2010

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 March 2010.


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