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

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 00:04:11 CET 2009

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 10:53 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> writes:
>> 3 - stick with "post" "dev" for the post and pre-release tags because
>> *we need them to sort development versions and post versions* in
>> installers, and because *they don't hurt* for people that are not
>> publishing such versions.
> I disagree on both counts — these keywords are not needed, and are not
> harmless — and have demonstrated otherwise, so I am convinced the above
> conclusion is a mistake.

Sorry I failed to understand your demonstration. I fail to see how the
version scheme
is useful and can be used by developers without dev and post versions,
and how these keywords are not needed.


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