[Distutils] We need to make a decision wrt distribution names (second try)
lars at ibp.de
Tue Jul 24 20:11:57 CEST 2007
>>> Obviously, we are having a debate about what forms distribution
>>> names can take. I think we need a decision.
>> Thanks for bringing this up.
>>> Does anyone know if there are existing rules for distribution
>>> names? I can't find them if there are. Up until now, I think we've
>>> been in somewhat of a prototyping mode, but I think it's time to
>>> move beyond that.
>>> I strongly suggest that we need an official specification that says:
>>> - what's a legal distribution name and
>>> - what the equivalence rules for distribution names are.
>> Comparison rules are also important:
>> Is artin-1.2-rc2 < artin-1.2?
> Note that these are not distribution names. Well, that depends on how
> you define "distribution names". Sigh. The dsitribution names I'm
> trying to talk about don't have version numbers. I don't see a
> particular reason why these distribution names have to be ordered,
I see. Sorry for the drive-by-shooting.
Still, I'd like a stated convention how version numbers are compared. I
believe this would be good for setuptools also.
But the issue is separable from project naming conventions.
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