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

Floris Bruynooghe floris.bruynooghe at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 12:01:45 CET 2009

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 10:50:36AM +0100, Laura Creighton wrote:
> But I think that it is the other way around ... what we want is a
> timestamp.  The algorithm is for guessing which version is ealier
> in the absence of a timestamp.

Does this work when you have a two maintenance branches releasing in
parallel?  Consider this example:

2009-01-01: 1.0
2009-02-01: 1.1
2009-02-20: 1.0.1    (1.0 maint branch)
2009-02-21: 1.1.1    (1.1 maint branch)


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