[Distutils] Numeric-16.0 problem

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
Thu Aug 31 10:58:03 2000

Paul F. Dubois writes:
 > And THAT works? comparison of tuples is lexographic? Really?
 > This sig is full of odd things.

  The values in the tuple are integers, not strings:

Python 2.0b1 (#248, Aug 31 2000, 00:55:23)  [GCC 2.95.3 19991030 (prerelease)] on linux2
Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
Copyright 1995-2000 Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
>>> sys.version_info 
(2, 0, 0, 'beta', 1)

  The values for the fourth entry are specifically chosen so that
lexicographic comparison works:

  "alpha" < "beta" < "candidate" < "final"


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member