[Distutils] Numeric-16.0 problem
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
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