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Re: How to figure out if the platform is 32bit or 64bit?

Gary Josack wrote:
Trent Mick wrote:
>Manuel Vazquez Acosta wrote:
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Just test for maxint value:

from sys import maxint
if maxint >33:
print "more than 32 bits" # probably 64
print "32 bits"

I believe that was already suggested in this thread. That test will
just tell you if the Python *build* is 32-bit or 64-bit. If the answer
is 32-bit, then that doesn't tell you if this is a 32-bit Python
running on a 64-bit OS.

have you tried platform.architecture()?
I just tried it:

WindowsXP in Parallels Desktop:
('32bit', 'WindowsPE')

Ubuntu 7.10 in Parallels Desktop:
('32bit', '')

Ubuntu 8.04 on a AMD64 Machine:
('64bit', '')

Mac 10.4 on a Intel64 Machine:
('32bit', '')

All look correct except for Mac.


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