[Distutils] [RFC] PEP 345 and PEP 386 updates

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Oct 27 17:47:15 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>> I thought the plan was to stick with major.minor and "==", "!=", "in" and
>> "not in" until PEP 386 was accepted, then switch over to having all versions
>> (including Python's) be some sort of Version object, at which point we can
>> have richer version comparisons, with all of the existing uses being
>> compatible.
> Yes that's the plan too. PEP 345 is not updated yet, but that is
> clearly stated in PEP 386.

So why don't we just pause for a while, get 386 done, implemented in and 
then come back to 345?

I can't see why we'd want to not treat a Python version like any other 
package version, but if we need 386 to get that, then lets do that 
rather than finding convoluted ways to work around the problem...


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