[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 386 for addition
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
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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