[Distutils] DRAFT PEP 396 - module version number

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Jun 9 02:52:31 CEST 2011

Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> writes:

> #. When a module (or package) includes a version number, the version
>    SHOULD be available in the ``__version__`` attribute.
> #. For modules which live inside a namespace package, the sub-package
>    name SHOULD include the ``__version__`` attribute.  The namespace
>    module itself SHOULD NOT include its own ``__version__`` attribute.

I still find a little ambiguity in “the ``__version__`` attribute”, but
it's much improved, thanks. I think those paragraphs are good.

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Ben Finney
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