[Distutils] Proposing PEP 386 - a standard version scheme

Darren Dale dsdale24 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 23:16:33 CET 2009

Hi Tarek,

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> (This is the email I will send to python-dev, so everyone can review
> it before it is sent)
> On behalf of the Distutils-SIG, I would like to propose PEP 386 for
> inclusion in the sdtlib, and have a final discussion here on
> Python-dev.
> http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0386

How does the "Requires-Dist" metadata differ from the current
"requires" metadata? The syntax looks the same, why not use
"requires"? Should this be explained in the PEP?

I think there is a missing bit of information in the PEP:

"A class method called from_parts is available if you want to create
an instance by providing the parts that composes the version.

Each part is a tuple and there are three parts:

* the main version part
* the pre-release part"

What is the third part?


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