Author vstinner
Recipients benjamin.peterson, georg.brandl, lys.nikolaou, martin.panter, ned.deily, serhiy.storchaka, takluyver, vstinner
Date 2020-02-12.19:53:00
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The "py_version" variable of sysconfig is discussed since 2015 but... it's unused. It is supposed to build paths. Does it really make sense to build a path which contains "+"? It can confuse some application which may associate a special meaning to "+".

What about simply removing this variable? Does anyone know if it's used in the wild?

To me it sounds surprising to have a different path for alpha, beta and release candidate releases. Usually, Python paths only contain MAJOR.MINOR versions, no alpha, beta or rc marker. Nor "+" marker.
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