Re: [Distutils] Setuptools projects with '-' in their names (was Re: some kind of problem with setuptools 0.6a9)
At 11:26 PM 12/31/2005 +0800, Jeff Pitman wrote:
What's ambiguous? Unless distutils allows `-' in Version, I believe Name and Version can easily be extractable without transposition. Do you have a specific example that's not obvious?
The distutils allow *anything* in both name and version; the arguments aren't checked in any way. Take a quick skim through PyPI and see how many packages have a '-' in either the name or the version number. I don't know of any that do both.
An obvious example: CherryPy 2.1.0-rc2 had a '-' in the version number. I know of at least one other project that uses '-rc' suffixes on its versions, though its name escapes my recall at the moment. There are also distutils projects that have numbers in their names - distinct from the actual version number.
Phillip J. Eby