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

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Fri Mar 7 09:31:58 CET 2014

In article <20140307075744.GA43732 at cskk.homeip.net>,
 Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> wrote:

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

Fixed in Python 3.4:

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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