[Distutils] PEP 386 status - last round here ?

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 13:31:32 CET 2009

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 1:24 PM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> don't worry about Debian, we'll simply replace "-" with "~" (we use "~"
>> and "+" right now[0]). I'm not sure about rpm, but I bet it has
>> something similar and it will be much easier for us to simply handle two
>> characters instead of recognizing that dev1 < a1 < b1 < c1 == rc1 ...
> It's different from RPMs, since they use a strcmp(), segment  by segment,
> so I think they have to extract the dev/post suffixes and to put them in front
> as an epoch marker maybe ? (ccing Toshio)

That makes me think that a nice add-on to the lib and the PEP would be
to provide APIs
to translate a Python PEP 386 version to a Debian/Ubuntu or RPM ones -
and any major
packaging system out there. (whatever scheme we pick)

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