[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] We need to make a decision wrt distribution names (second try)
lars at ibp.de
Tue Jul 24 19:28:59 CEST 2007
> Obviously, we are having a debate about what forms distribution names
> can take. I think we need a decision.
Thanks for bringing this up.
> Does anyone know if there are existing rules for distribution names?
> I can't find them if there are. Up until now, I think we've been in
> somewhat of a prototyping mode, but I think it's time to move beyond
> I strongly suggest that we need an official specification that says:
> - what's a legal distribution name and
> - what the equivalence rules for distribution names are.
Comparison rules are also important:
Is artin-1.2-rc2 < artin-1.2?
IMO, it's perfectly fine to just state: comparisons are lexicographical
(ASCII only). But I'd like to see this mentioned somewhere.
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