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

Piotr Ozarowski ozarow at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 11:44:04 CET 2009

[Laura Creighton, 2009-11-28]
> what we want is a
> timestamp.  The algorithm is for guessing which version is ealier
> in the absence of a timestamp.

do you want to use timestamps only to sort versions?

Consider this example:

 1.0 timestamp=20090323
 2.0 timestamp=20090618
 1.1 timestamp=20091128 (fix in 1.x branch)

how would you sort it?
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