[Distutils] Review of latest draft of PEP 426 (Python package etadata v1.3)

Marcus Smith qwcode at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 02:12:30 CET 2013

> The problem with allowing both "pre" and "dev" (as suggested last
> year) is that it's completely unclear how to sort them when they
> appear at the same level. Does dev come before pre or after?

here's the suggestion I think from the old thread.

>* "dev" should be moved to a "main"*>* release type sorted before an alpha, and to take it's place as a pre release*>* modifier **perhaps something like "pre" can be used instead (e.g. "0.1.pre1").*

i.e 1.0dev1 <  1.0a1 < 1.0.pre1

to be clear, "dev" and "pre" here aren't at the same "level" and have
different purposes.

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