[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 345 : Metadata for Python Software Packages 1.2

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Dec 28 02:02:05 CET 2009

> No application developer will quickly figure out what a tilde means. Maybe
> it means 'roughly', but it requires too much thought and is ambiguous. 2.5
> is not roughly 2.5.2. It is the same exactly.
> Before we had : Requires-Python: 2.5, 2.6
> That made much more sense. It was simple and unambiguous, and is relevant
> to typical packaging scenarios.

Unfortunately, it is fairly ambiguous, and makes no sense. It means
"requires Python 2.5 *AND* requires Python 2.6", which is a requirement
that no single version can meet.


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