[Python-Dev] getting stable URLs for major.minor versions

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Jan 27 22:40:25 CET 2011

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 13:21,  <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>    Brett> Bonus points if we extend this to major versions, too. =)
> I know you added a smiley, but just wanted to point out that since Python 2
> and 3 are really different languages, referring 2.4 users to 3.3 might be a
> bad idea.  (I imagine it wouldn't be hard to generalize from micro to minor
> though. <wink>)

I don't get what you are worried about: http://www.python.org/2 would
refer to 2.7.1 while http://www.python.org/3 would refer to 3.1.3.

I added the smiley as I doubt many people worry about linking to
Python 2 vs. Python 3 as generically as I have lately.

> Skip

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