[Distutils] Common version-comparison semantics for peace love and harmony

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sat Nov 28 08:55:19 CET 2009

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

> At 12:26 PM 11/28/2009 +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > My understanding of PEP 386 is that it *isn't* about asking Python
> > developers to change how they work. Is that not right?
> Asking them to generate alternative versioning schemes, without the
> ability to use pre-release versions (e.g. alpha, beta, etc.) would
> most certainly be a change from the status quo.

We seem to be talking entirely past each other; I can't see how to
relate what I wrote to your reply.

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