[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 345 : Metadata for Python Software Packages 1.2

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Dec 28 08:02:46 CET 2009

> And in fact this case is often more the important one.  Packages that
> depend on having a *recent* version of python will often crash
> quickly, before doing permanent damage, when an undefined syntax,
> function, or method is invoked, while packages that depend on a quirk
> in behavior of an older version will typically silently corrupt data.

How can they know that they depend on "a quirk in behaviour of an older
version" if a newer version hasn't been released? This sounds bogus.

Besides, not letting me install their app/library on a newer Python just
because they are not /sure/ it will work is IMO an active nuisance. The
user should be treated as an adult.

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