[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 386 for addition

Darren Dale dsdale24 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 13:40:06 CET 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 7:24 AM, ssteinerX at gmail.com
<ssteinerx at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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...

Those aren't new proposals, though, they already exist in distutils.


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