No PyPI search for 3.x compatible packages

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Jul 30 21:56:24 CEST 2009


Neil Hodgson wrote:
>    There appears to be no way to search PyPI for packages that are
> compatible with Python 3.x. There are classifiers for 'Programming
> Language' including 'Programming Language :: Python :: 3' but that seems
> to be for implementation language since there are so many packages that
> specify C. 

Not at all. The Trove classifiers *always* mean what the package author
wants them to mean. In the specific case of Python :: 3, they should
mean what makes most sense. For an application, it might make most sense
to specify the language it is written in. For a Python library, it
surely would make most sense to specify the Python version it supports -
notice, however, that this is *also* the Python version the library is
written in.

Regards,
Martin



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