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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 18:48:04 CEST 2009

2009/6/6 Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net>:
> Paul Moore schrieb:
>> 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.

FWIW, Zooko is on the list. If it wasn't him, someone who knows who it
was needs to ask them to supply their justification for the list -
given that there are a number of objections being raised here which
need to be addressed.

I don't think "someone said they need it" is sufficient justification
by itself. I'm not trying to criticise the work done at PyCon, but I
think the discussions (and not just the conclusions) need to be
publicised better.


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