[Distutils] Version numbers for module distributions

Fred L. Drake Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake@acm.org
Thu, 10 Dec 1998 14:53:29 -0500 (EST)

Greg Stein writes:
 > People will use whatever practices they want. Many people do not have
 > software engineering degrees (heck, many don't even have degrees!). If
 > you organize distutils such that you require a change on their part,
 > they'll simply ignore distutils. Back to .tar.gz files.

  I don't think .tar.gz went anywhere.  Are we supposed to be doing a
new archive format as well?  I don't see any point.

 > I believe that you cannot attempt to enforce much policy on the coders.
 > Some, sure. But pick your fights.

  Gosh, that's what we say about dealing with kids, too!  ;-)


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