[Distutils] Comparison semantics for alphanumeric components of a version number

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 16:59:41 CEST 2009

2009/6/5 Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>:
> No one will force people to use the one we are defining, like no one
> forced people
> to use StrictVersion or LooseVersion.

But it's being defined via a PEP (rather than hidden in the code, as
with Strict/LooseVsersion) so it has a higher level of visibility and
authoritativeness. So it should be held to higher standards. Maybe I
won't be forced to use it, but I suspect I will be *expected* to. And
quite possibly disadvantaged if I don't.


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