[Distutils] We need to make a decision wrt distribution names (second try)
jim at zope.com
Tue Jul 24 21:20:40 CEST 2007
On Jul 24, 2007, at 2:11 PM, Lars Immisch wrote:
>>>> 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
>>>> - 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.
setuptools has this. It would be nice bless it in a PEP.
> But the issue is separable from project naming conventions.
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