[Distutils] Numeric-16.0 problem

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
Thu Aug 31 12:47:24 2000

Paul F. Dubois writes:
 > What I meant was that I hadn't known that comparison of tuples was
 > meaningful at all; evidently you are teaching me that the
 > comparisons of tuples are lexographic in the sense that it compares
 > the first entries and only proceeds to the next component if the
 > first entries are equal, etc. Python is full of little surprises,
 > almost always pleasant.

  Yes.  Just as interestingly, this has been there a long time.  Guido
must have used his time machine to know we would have this specific
requirement for comparing version numbers, and generalized effectively
to begin with.  ;)


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