[Distutils] post-release revisions
eric at trueblade.com
Fri Jun 12 03:58:48 CEST 2009
P.J. Eby wrote:
> I can *almost* see a case for dropping "post" - I personally have not
> used it, and Trent has shown evidence that its usage is relatively
> rare. And I could *almost* see tacking on extra zeros to signify a post
> tag, at the cost of readability, and the need for any tracked packages
> (where the Python version of the project is versioned as patchlevels of
> the foreign project) to maintain a consistent numbering scheme.
> However, I do not see an equivalent case for dropping "dev", since it's
> an important part of development workflows, and I don't see any way to
> simulate it in an an otherwise-linear scheme.
I agree with both of these: you can simulate "post" by adding another
dot and a number (or string), but we still need "dev". I'm okay with
dropping "post", leaving "dev" as the only special case.
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