[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 386 for addition

Malthe Borch mborch at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 09:44:01 CET 2009

On 12/8/09 6:16 PM, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> I believe that the current situation is as close to consensus as we
> will get on distutils-sig, and in the interests of avoiding months of
> further discussion which won't take things any further, I propose to
> allow final comments from python-dev and then look for a final
> decision.

Great work, Tarek. I think you've managed to establish a good body of 
knowledge on this and the proposal seems sound.

That said, I think the terms ``LooseVersion`` and ``StrictVersion`` are 
less than optimal. Really, what's meant is ``LexicalVersion`` and 
``ChronologicalVersion`` (or ``NumberedVersion``). It's not about 
strictness or looseness.

Also, the word "rational" is not familiar to me in the context of 
versions; is this term known outside of this proposal? I couldn't find 
any reference to it.


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