On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Nick Coghlan firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
FYI we have introduced a range operator, so one may define a range of versions. This is useful for instance to write:
Which means: requires any version of Python 2.5.x. This operator is the default operator, meaning that you can also write:
I don't like the ~ at all sorry. The ~ operator is thoroughly confusing.
No application developer will quickly figure out what a tilde means. Maybe it means 'roughly', but it requires too much thought and is ambiguous. 2.5 is not roughly 2.5.2. It is the same exactly.
Before we had : Requires-Python: 2.5, 2.6
That made much more sense. It was simple and unambiguous, and is relevant to typical packaging scenarios.
I hope we can go back to the original proposal.