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

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Nov 28 22:00:46 CET 2009

At 10:50 AM 11/28/2009 +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.

You're assuming a process with no branches, where e.g. version 1.2 is 
being updated while 2.0 is being developed.  Timestamps are not a 
general substitute for versions.

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