[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Lib unittest.py,1.14,1.15

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 21 May 2002 07:54:16 -0400

> Munge the RCS keywords to avoid updates, so the version number matches that
> of the PyUNIT version of the same file.  This helps people understand that
> this version is the same as the version from the independent PyUNIT
> release (confusion was indicated on the PyUNIT mailing list).

But now it's gonna confuse Python developers.  And what if Python's
unittest.py gets a life of its own?  What is the meaning of the
version number then?  I propose to remove the __author__, __email__
and __version__ strings, and instead include that information in the
docstring or in a comment.

> ! __version__ = "#Revision: 1.43 $"[11:-2]

Why not simply

    __version__ = "1.43"


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