pyversion-info — Get information about CPython and PyPy versions
Ever needed to know what Python versions were currently supported, or how many subversions a given Python version had? Wondering how long until a given version came out or reached end-of-life? Need to know what CPython versions a given PyPy version corresponds to? The answers to these and some other questions can be found with this library.
pyversion-info pulls its data every run from
on GitHub. Prerelease versions are not (currently) included. I promise
24-hour turnaround times for keeping the database up-to-date until I am hit by
pyversion-info requires Python 3.7 or higher. Just use pip for Python 3 (You have pip, right?) to install
pyversion-info and its dependencies:
python3 -m pip install pyversion-info
(The given outputs are current as of 2021-11-04.)
Start out by fetching the database:
>>> from pyversion_info import VersionDatabase >>> vd = VersionDatabase.fetch()
Get a list of all currently-supported CPython series:
>>> vd.cpython.supported_series() ['3.6', '3.7', '3.8', '3.9', '3.10']
When does 3.11 come out?
>>> vd.cpython.release_date("3.11") datetime.date(2022, 10, 3)
When does 3.6 reach end-of-life?
>>> vd.cpython.eol_date("3.6") datetime.date(2021, 12, 23)
Just how many micro versions does 3.9 have, anyway?
>>> vd.cpython.subversions("3.9") ['3.9.0', '3.9.1', '3.9.2', '3.9.3', '3.9.4', '3.9.5', '3.9.6', '3.9.7', '3.9.8', '3.9.9', '3.9.10', '3.9.11']
What major versions of PyPy are there?
>>> vd.pypy.major_versions() ['1', '2', '4', '5', '6', '7']
What CPython series do PyPy 7.3.* support?
>>> vd.pypy.supported_cpython_series("7.3") ['2.7', '3.6', '3.7', '3.8']
The CPython database is generally only updated when an edit is made to a release schedule PEP. Occasionally, a deadline listed in a PEP is missed, but the PEP is not updated for a couple days, and so for a brief period this library will falsely report the given version as released.