Resending since I messed up the reply.
On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 at 8:29 PM, Michael firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Would be 'nice' if old meant 3.6 and earlier as I would like to target 3.7 and later.
I understand we're talking about generating the PEP 425 tags here. If not, please ignore this next paragraph.
The "algorithm" essentially needs to be a check for "is this an AIX python" and also generate/provide a signal of what the system/binary compatibility looks like. This algorithm would executed on a target Python interpreter (which can be anything from Python 2.7, 3.3, 3.7 or a hypothetical 3.10), to check if that interpreter compatible with whatever tag you plan to generate.
Reiterating - continue only here, or expand and include python-dev?
python-dev has, practically, delegated Packaging discussions to this list.
(opinion) If you're okay with changing communication channel, I have a strong preference for using discuss.python.org/c/packaging instead. Anyway, most of the packaging-related discussions have been happening there lately.
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