[Distutils] markers, <= and python 2.7.10

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Wed Jul 1 03:44:23 CEST 2015

So - 426 markers specify string comparisons only. This is now broken
in the wild :)

We need to figure out:
 - what comparisons we should allow (e.g. - versions, or tuples, or ?)
 - what the migration strategy for early adopters looks like
    - do we change the meaning of python_version
    - do we define a new symbol name
    - do we break existing markers, or force some type gymnastics
(e.g. casting the user side of the marker to a sequence of



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