[Distutils] Normalized version confuses external tool (PyCharm)

Piotr Dobrogost p at 2015.forums.dobrogost.net
Wed Aug 26 17:29:03 CEST 2015

On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 5:21 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> Well, I don’t know what PyCharm is doing,

Me neither but I suspect they simply compare version reported by pip
(or something else) with the version from requirements.txt

> but ideally if their somehow interacting with the environment in a way that they care about Python version numbers, they should support PEP 440.

I agree they should and this would solve this problem. However I'm
wondering if the general advice for authors shouldn't be to prefer
normalized versions so to avoid problems like this?


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