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Fwd: PEP 314 - requirements for Python itself

I was thinking more about things where people can search for packages
that need different versions of python, etc.; not so much for

On 2006/06/23, at 6:05 PM, Serge Orlov wrote:
On 6/23/06, Mark Nottingham <mn**@mnot.ne t> wrote:
I was looking for some normal (hopefully, machine-readable) way to
indicate it so that people can figure out the version of Python
required before they download the package.

I'm sure writing English text like "make sure you have python 2.4
before downloading this package" is not abnormal :) How do you expect
to prevent users from downloading your package if they don't have
python your package needs? It could be useful if there was a tool to
silently download and install python, but I'm sure it is a pain to
code and support such a tool, so nobody was crazy enough to do it.

Mark Nottingham http://www.mnot.net/

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