On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Ben Finney firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: [..]
So, if no one object, I propose to continue this thread about the way range should be compared, to see if we meet a consensus quite soon. If not, I guess we can go back to distutils-SIG and invite people over there, as we did for other topics.
Please, keep the operators simple and obvious, drawing on the existing conventions in other systems, so there's no need to have bike-shedding discussions over new syntax.
I don't think the operators themselves are the real issue. We've added the ~= operator to address the range isue, but it seems now over-complex for what we really need:
The real issue I believe, is to clarify what "2.5" means in the context of defining dependencies and equivalent fields in PEP 345.
"2.5" means either "2.5.x", either "2.5.0". And it seems to me that in the common usage, it means "2.5.x". If we agree on this, then Antoine's proposal seems like the natural solution.