[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 345 : Metadata for Python Software Packages 1.2
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Dec 28 10:34:23 CET 2009
Antoine Pitrou writes:
> > And in fact this case is often more the important one. Packages that
> > depend on having a *recent* version of python will often crash
> > quickly, before doing permanent damage, when an undefined syntax,
> > function, or method is invoked, while packages that depend on a quirk
> > in behavior of an older version will typically silently corrupt data.
> How can they know that they depend on "a quirk in behaviour of an older
> version" if a newer version hasn't been released? This sounds bogus.
Of course a newer version has been released. Who said it hasn't been?
Eg, the discussion of <=2.5. Hasn't 2.6 been released? Or am I
The point is that some packages depend on >=2.5, and others depend on
<=2.5. I see no reason to deprecate the "<=" notation.
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