In theory, that makes sense. In practice though, how reliable/current would you say the data is today on the alpha, vs in a future v1.0 ? And if it is available at Mouser/Digikey/Element-14 variants should that show as stock in parts.io?
Here is a practical example, which, admittedly, may have other issues looking at it's lack of electrical data. However, it's today's puzzle:
Search for BD9329, one result returned, no price, no stock. Now manually search digikey, mouser and el14. It seems pretty available from those sources,
Also on this topic, how complete is the database of parts? For example the chip I was really trying to find was BD93291 which has mixed availability, but I couldn't find through a text search in parts.io