python39Packages are not serchable on search.nixos.org , but actually available

was python39 deprecated already? all things in python39Packages are still available, but i catton find it in search (NixOS Search)

It is not searchable because it is not recursed into, this happened in https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/208232

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was it intentional? or was it a mistake?

if intentional - iā€™m interested in the reason. seems like a harsh way to deprecate it this way

afaik only the last 2 stable releases are recursed into due to resource constraints.

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It is intentional. I think the intention is to start supporting python 3.9 more passively in 23.05

There is some information in the commit message

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