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

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Fri Mar 7 11:06:31 CET 2014

On 07Mar2014 00:31, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:
> 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:
> http://bugs.python.org/issue18338

Excellent! My thanks to Berker Peksag and Michael Dickens and the
other ticket participants.
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>

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