[Distutils] Package classifiers - both major and minor Python versions?

Chris Jerdonek chris.jerdonek at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 02:57:12 EST 2016

On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 11:34 PM, Fred Drake <fred at fdrake.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 2:06 AM, Marius Gedminas <marius at gedmin.as> wrote:
>> Are these tools unable to realize that supporting a particular minor
>> version implies support for the corresponding major version?
> Should supporting 2.7 indicate support for all 2.x releases?

No, I think he's asking why someone should need to list "Python 2" as
a classifier if they're already listing, say, "Python 2.7."  This is
assuming that "Python 2" means that _some_ 2.x version is supported
rather than all, which is what I had assumed it to mean (and similarly
for "Python 3").

If "Python 2" really means that all 2.x versions are supported as
opposed to just some, then that should also be clarified (and
similarly for "Python 3").


> My take is that classifiers should be selected based on intent,
> especially given the lack of documentation on how each should be
> interpreted.
>   -Fred
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