why does "python --version" write to standard error?

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Fri Mar 7 08:57:44 CET 2014

This seems to write the python version to standard error. That seems
very wrong. And at variance with the manual entry.

Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>

This is not a bug. It's just the way it works, and makes perfect sense.
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