[Distutils] version scheme: a case for dropping ".devNNN" and ".postNNN"

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 16:16:46 CEST 2009

2009/6/11 P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> PyPI uploads aren't a suitable basis for analyzing "dev" use cases, since
> the whole point of having a "dev" tag is for *non-released* versions.
>  (E.g., in-progress development via SVN.)

If it's non-released, I've yet to see a clear explanation of why the
PEP is relevant. Who is going to use an API from the PEP to parse your
"version number", and why?

> Dev tags are so that while you're
> doing development, your locally-installed versions can be distinguished from
> one another.

Distinguished by what? What code (that you didn't write yourself,
purely for internal use) needs to parse your dev tag?


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