[Distutils] "Stable" versions
ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Dec 17 02:29:26 CET 2008
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 06:44 PM 12/16/2008 -0600, Ian Bicking wrote:
>> I've received a request that pip be able to be restricted to "stable"
>> versions. It was suggested some kind of --alpha-ok or --beta-ok
>> option, but this seems crude. I'd rather have it be part of the
>> requirement. Maybe Package==stable? But there's also reason to do
>> something like Package>=2.0,stable. So while pkg_resources can parse
>> Package==stable easily enough, it's not by itself really expressive
>> enough (I suppose Package>=2.0,==stable actually works okay).
>> Also, there needs to be a definition of what versions are "stable".
>> And maybe a distinction between beta/rc and development, though I'm
>> less worried about that. Are there definitions of this?
> I would suggest an option that sets a minimum allowable alphanumeric
> code, e.g. "b" to require beta or better, "c" for release candidate,
> etc. It's easy to scan a parsed version for pre-release tags that
> match. Setting such an option to "final" would reject any version
> containing a pre-release tag.
Well, the problem with an option is that it's global. I can imagine
wanting to install FirstPackage==stable, and SomethingElse (no specific
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