[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 386 for addition

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Fri Dec 11 06:15:15 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> writes:

> Now by "alternate" if you mean a proposal that is completely different
> from what is in the PEP, I don't recall that we had any viable
> alternative proposals in the discussions. By "viable" I mean something
> that provides what we need : a schema that allows us to compare final
> versions, but also development, pre and post-release versions.

Yes, I'm referring to the discussion that were had over “why do we want
special keywords that mess with the default alphanumerical ordering of
version string components?” discussion.

That needs to be addressed in the PEP, since it's germane to the
explanation for the PEP's existence.

> > This is, of course, in the interests of forestalling further
> > repetition of those same discussions.
> Right, I see what you mean, and I was indeed expecting that some
> people were going to ask things that we already talked about at
> Distutils-SIG.
> My intent if this happens, is to provide very concise answers here,

No, the PEP document itself should either contain the questions and
answers, or contain a link to the discussion along with a brief summary
of what it was about and a explicit statement of its outcome.

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Ben Finney

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