[Distutils] Name arbitration on PyPI (was: The mypy package)

Glyph glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Mon Apr 18 18:16:18 EDT 2016

> On Apr 18, 2016, at 3:11 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> If we mandated semver (or something like it) we could make it so that transferring a name *forced* a major version bump and the new author would be unable to release anything using a smaller major version number, people could then pin to <CURRENT_MAJOR+1 and be assured that somebody new won’t take over a project without their knowing about it. However we haven’t historically mandated this and there are a lot of projects using date based versions that would b very unhappy (in addition to the fact upper pins often are major contributors to being unable to resolve a version tree of dependencies).

Just want to raise my hand to be counted here among the people that would be extremely unhappy if PyPI started mandating semver.

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