[Catalog-sig] Re: PEP 314: Updating the package metadata format

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Wed, 23 Apr 2003 14:21:58 -0400

On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 07:57:39PM +0200, Thomas Heller wrote:
>I have a use case for Conflicts with version numbers.
>ctypes was a couple of modules up to version 0.4.x, and is a package
>starting with 0.6.x.
>If you have both versions installed, you end up with 'ctypes.py' and
>'ctypes\__init__.py' in lib/site-packages. If you 'import ctypes', I'm
>not sure if you get the package or the module (there are probably rules
>in Python to resolve this, but it may be wrong anyway).

I don't think you'll be able to have two versions of the same package
installed, so this shouldn't come up.