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

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 16:19:38 CET 2013

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 28 January 2013 13:26, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> > We had a discussion about version schemes a while back along with Vinay.
> It
> > seems to me that the Major.Minor.Micro sorting is pretty much universal,
> but
> > when you want to compare alphanumeric patch / rc versions within the same
> > Major.Minor.Micro release you need to know which scheme you are using. In
> > other words you can probably still sort all the versions unless someone
> > changes version schemes without incrementing Major.Minor.Micro.
> But isn't that precisely what you want to do when comparing 1.2.1dev1
> against 1.2.1c1...? As it stands, the PEP is silent on which of these
> is latest. Or are you saying that versions like that don't conform to
> Metadata 1.3 and so the behaviour is undefined by that spec?
> Paul

Yes, that's when you would need to know what scheme was in use.
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