So specifying 2.5 would be a short-hand for *what*?
2.5 would be a shorthand for 2.5.x. So, equivalent to : >=2.5.0, < 2.6.0
Ok, so it's not a shorthand for a single operator anymore, but for a more complex term. Fine with me.
2.5.0 would be the notation required to describe this specific micro version.
I think it would be a shorthand for >=2.5.0, <2.5.1, right?
Or are you saying that specifying a version is sometimes a shorthand for a range, and sometimes a shorthand for the == operator (i.e. one exact version)?
Requires-Dist: zope.interface (3.1) ==> any versions that starts with 3.1, not including post- or pre- releases Requires-Dist: zope.interface (3.1.0) ==> only 3.1.0
No, it should be: any version that starts with 3.1.0, not including post- or pre-releases
Requires-Python: 3 ==> Python 3 (no matter wich one)
Almost: excluding pre- and post-releases.
Requires-Python: >=2.6,<3 ==> Any version of Python 2.6.x or 2.7.x (and 2.8.x if it exists one day)
This time, including pre- and post-releases, right?
Requires-Python: 2.6.2 ==> only Python 2.6.2
No: >=2.6.2, <2.6.3 (of course, the only Python release in that range was 2.6.2, since there was no 18.104.22.168).