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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Jun 7 00:43:34 CEST 2009

Paul Moore schrieb:
> 2009/6/5 Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>:
>>> But I acknowledge that I have no personal requirement for any of this,
>>> so the only interest I have is an aesthetic one of *not* seeing
>>> overcomplicated, difficult to understand, specifications become part
>>> of the Python stdlib.
>> Well if the specification is difficult to understand or overcomplicated
>> it'll fail for sure.
>> But so far, besides that very specific case for the post-release dev
>> tag, I don't find
>> it complicated at all. Another win I can see is that it will help developers use
>> better versions numbers for their projects imho.
> And yet, in spite of repeated requests for specific examples of
> projects using this post-dev stuff, which haven't been forthcoming,
> why is nobody saying "it's an unnecessary complication, we'll drop
> it"?

Not everybody is on this list.  At the discussion at PyCon, one participant
(IIRC it was Zooko) specifically asked for this option to be included.


Thus spake the Lord: Thou shalt indent with four spaces. No more, no less.
Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
two, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Tabs are right out.

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