[Distutils] Version number required for setup?

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Tue Nov 20 09:07:00 2001

On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 08:40:55AM +0100, Thomas Heller wrote:
>In the meantime, version 1.47 of dist.py, this code has been removed again.
>Log message: "Back out the requirement to supply a version number".
>Why was this done?

The motivation came from Numeric Python, where several Distutil
scripts are used to build subcomponents.  These individual
subcomponents don't have version numbers of their own, so requiring a
version number in each script was too strict.  

Using either 0.0.0 or UNKNOWN as the version number would be fine with
me.  (It would also be a 2.1.2 bugfix candidate.)