[Python-Dev] 3.1 focus (was Re: for __future__ import planning)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Oct 5 06:59:36 CEST 2008

> Setuptools declares dependencies, but does not add a Python version requirement,
> like what was proposed in PEP 345 (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0345/)
> with a new metadata called 'Requires Python'
> Even if the problem is fixed in short term with a Trove classifier, 

Why would that be a short-term fix? It would work for the entire life
time of Python 3, and can be easily extended for Python 4, so it sounds
like a permanent solution to me.

As a permanent solution, you need to keep the problem statement in mind,
though: to allow people to determine whether a package works with Python 3.

> the metadata of a package should provide this information imho.

Well, the classifiers *are* part of the metadata of the package.


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