Hi, 

Matt Mower has developed a PLATFORM matching library that seems quite 
aedequate in fact. I have extended it with the suggestions of the list and 
also those that I have received privately. 

You can find the new platform detection library here: 
 http://tua.ch/ruby/current.html 
or a direct link
 http://tua.ch/ruby/platform/platform.zip

Please pluck that apart and help me reconstruct something that you'd 
actually use. 

best regards, 
kaspar

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