[Distutils] PEP440: foo-X.Y.Z does not satisfy "foo>X.Y"?

Marcus Smith qwcode at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 02:11:12 CET 2014

> > but look at this (using setuptools 8)
> >
> >>>> '1.7.dev1' in pkg_resources.Requirement.parse('foo>=1.7')
> > False
> >>>> '1.7.dev1' in pkg_resources.Requirement.parse('foo<=1.7')
> > True
> I believe the first example is a consequence of the following two
> excerpts from the PEP [...] In both cases (by (2) above), you

are supposed to compare the
> candidate version "1.7.dev1" with the specified version "1.7".
yes, I agree with you.  :  )
my 2 examples weren't meant to exemplify the inconsistency I was referring
they were intended to be response to you quoting the bit about "implicitly
Because the 2nd example was True, they're not implicitly excluded.

For fear that my current point is lost now (since it's changed from the
original title), I'm going to start a new thread that sums it up real

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