[Distutils] DRAFT PEP 396 - module version number

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Jun 9 17:36:16 CEST 2011

On Jun 09, 2011, at 10:42 AM, Ben Finney wrote:

>Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> writes:
>> #. The ``__version__`` attribute's value SHOULD be a string.
>I may be fighting against the tide here; but this screams to me that the
>PEP should not be talking at all about “version number” (except to point
>out that they're strings, not numbers). Instead, the term should be
>“version string” throughout.

As I was doing the last edit, I did think about that.  The suggestion is not
without merit, but I also think "version number" is a commonly accepted term
for what this thing is.  I mean, we've used that term for ages to describe
things like 2.6.7, which clearly isn't a number.

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