[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 386 for addition

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 14:19:26 CET 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Malthe Borch <mborch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great work, Tarek. I think you've managed to establish a good body of
> knowledge on this and the proposal seems sound.

Thanks :)

> 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've added a note explaining that these exists since years in
Distutils, for clarity.

> 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.

Do you have a better suggestion ? I was thinking about StandardVersion
but "Standard"
doesn't really express what we want to achieve here I think,


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