# development


04/16/2023, 4:17 PM
Is there any reason why we wouldn't expect it to run on Python < 4?


04/17/2023, 1:11 PM
The same reason as for Pex, it may or may not work on newer than tested Python since they actively morph distutils, etc. Add to that that I'm conservative about shipping broken software. I like to ship stuff I know works (I feel like it's my contract with you), and I don't like to ship software I know I don't know works.
If that Requires-Python was loosened the underlying Pex dependency declared just above brings it back in transitively IOW. The same question then shifts to Pex and the answer above stands for Pex.