[Numpy-discussion] Adding a hex version like PY_VERSION_HEX
ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 23:19:21 EDT 2018
On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 11:24 PM Matti Picus <matti.picus at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/10/18 11:46, Jerome Kieffer wrote:
> > On Fri, 5 Oct 2018 11:31:20 +0300
> > Matti Picus <matti.picus at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> In PR 12074 https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/12074 I propose adding
> >> function `version.get_numpy_version_as_hex()` which returns a hex value
> >> to represent the current NumPy version MAJOR.MINOR.MICRO where
> >> v = hex(MAJOR << 24 | MINOR << 16 | MICRO)
> > +1
> > We use it in our code and it is a good practice, much better then
> 0.9.0>0.10.0 !
> > We added some support for dev, alpha, beta, RC and final versions in
> > https://github.com/silx-kit/silx/blob/master/version.py
> > Cheers,
> Thanks. I think at this point I will change the proposal to
> v = hex(MAJOR << 24 | MINOR << 16 | MICRO << 8)
> which leaves room for future enhancement with "release level" and "serial"
> as the lower bits.
Makes sense, but to me adding a tuple (like sys.version_info) would be more
logical. Do that as well or instead of?
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