[Python-Dev] Re: python/dist/src/Lib/distutils/command upload.py, 1.3, 1.4

Jim Jewett jimjjewett at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 00:29:05 CET 2005

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 18:00:50 -0500, "Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake at acm.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 March 2005 16:09, Jim Jewett wrote:
>  > Why not?  I realize that version is more important for pre-compiled
>  > extension modules, but it applies even to a pure python package.

>  > Source code that uses @decoration won't work in python 1.5

> This is distinct from the version of Python used to build a distribution.  

In theory, yes.

My suspicion is that if people are using the defaults, then they are probably
also using a python version that they have tested with -- and perhaps the
only one that they have tested with.

>  > Defaulting to the version used to create the package isn't perfect,
>  > and may sometimes be too conservative -- but as a default, is it
>  > really worse than nothing?

> Yes, because we can't tell the difference later.  For now, you can include 
> comments in the long description or on a project web page.  A proper field 
> will be added for this in the future (hopefully not too distant).

How about changing it to tack on a "(guess)" instead of just deleting it?

Or does that change break too many other things/cause too much 
ugliness for the timeframe it will be used in?


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