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

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Fri Jun 12 00:22:48 CEST 2009

"P.J. Eby" <pje at telecommunity.com> writes:

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

How is “distinguished from one another” different from “compare
sequentially previous or subsequent to one another”?

What is wrong with using the version comparison semantics without
special-cased words for this purpose?

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