[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 386 for addition

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 13:24:06 CET 2009

On Dec 10, 2009, at 3:44 AM, Malthe Borch wrote:

> 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.

I agree about the impreciseness of these terms.  I'm not sure what the correct terminology is...

> 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.

No, it's a made-up use.  I'm not sure if there's some "standard" terminology for referring to versioning schemes...


More information about the Python-Dev mailing list