[Distutils] Optimizing easy-install upgrade
jim at zope.com
Thu Jun 22 17:52:29 CEST 2006
On Jun 22, 2006, at 11:48 AM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 07:25 AM 6/22/2006 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
>> I can get at the specifiers. What I want is either a public API for
>> getting the
>> specifiers, or an API that lets me retrieve the upper bound, if there
>> is one.
>> (Obviously, it could return None if no upper bound exists.)
> Use the specs attribute, which is a list of (op,ver) pairs in
> ascending version order (and an undefined order among pairs that
> have equivalent versions). The 'ver' is an *unparsed* version
> number, so you should parse it in order to do comparisons.
> The specs attribute is currently undocumented, but I'll document
> it. It has to be the way it is, because it's needed in order to
> produce a consistent string representation of a particular
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