[Distutils] Amend PEP 440 with Wider Feedback on Release Candidates

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Thu Dec 18 02:55:50 CET 2014

> On Dec 16, 2014, at 2:51 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 16 December 2014 at 17:56, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> I’ve had a number of people complain that PEP 440 normalizes a release
>> candidate as 1.0c1 instead of 1.0rc1. Do we want to ammend the PEP to switch
>> the normalization around so that it normalizes 1.0c1 to 1.0rc1? This probably
>> matches what people expect better in general? It wouldn't have any effect on
>> sort order or the like, it would just change which form is preferred.
> I'd typically expect to see 1.0rc1 rather than 1.0c1. I don't think
> it's a crisis either way, but I would mildly prefer it if this change
> was made.
> Paul

Given that it’s a fairly low impact change, We’ve got several pip developers
+1 on it, Jason is OK with it on the setuptools side, and nobody has spoken
out against it I’m going to go ahead and make this change.

Donald Stufft
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