User's System

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sat Mar 3 12:34:30 EST 2012

On 03/03/2012 06:19 PM, Roger Eller wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 2:08 AM, Richmond wrote:
>> The documentation is a bit 'dicky', and on my Linux box "put the machine"
>> gives me i686 (which presumably is going to be
>> exactly what "put the machine" would do if the same machine were running
>> Windows); so, a fat lot of good.
>> My macMini PPC gets 'unknown' from "put the machine'; also fairly useless.
>> HOWEVER: "put the platform" yields 'Linux' and 'MacOS' respectively; and,
>> I assume, this should give you 'Windows' or somesuch
>> for Windows.
>> I wonder what the purpose of 'machine' is as it is so obviously incomplete?
>> Richmond.
> Windows returns "Win32" as the platform (even when running a 64-bit OS).
>   This is probably because the LC engine itself is still 32-bit, and
> therefore doesn't see the machine beyond it's own encapsulation in 32-bit
> space.

I wouldn't really fuss unduly about the '32' (at least its not '42' !!!!).

I would be most grateful if you could do a "put the machine" in your 
Message Box to see what that returns.

I wonder what 'put the platform' yields for all the mobile platforms?

> ~Roger
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