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

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Thu Jun 11 16:33:32 CEST 2009

Paul Moore wrote:
> 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?

I would, if my test environment used buildout to grab the latest 
versions of my own packages from my own servers. And that's in fact how 
I operate internally.

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

Because it's my own code this use case doesn't need to be supported?


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