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

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Mon Dec 28 23:57:57 CET 2009

On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 10:42:20 +0100, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de>
> On distutils-sig, a vocal fraction seems to think otherwise. From my
> short interaction there, I now think that comparison operators are
> indeed hard to use, and that the concept of a half-open interval,
> and how you can use relational operators involving the endpoints
> to denote it, is (apparently) *quite* advanced. 


>From Len and my interactions, I will wrap up and make one addition
to the set. I'm adding one last proposition.

  > Requires-Python: 3

Requires a particular python version.

  > Requires-Python: 2.5:2.7

Specifies a range of python versions.

  > Requires-Python: 2.4+

Specifies anything above a particular python version.

(No need to ask me about a less than operator. I think
 a packager would feel more comfortable with using the
 range operator than a 'less-than' operator. There just
 comes a point where people don't bother with old 
 interpreter versions)

That wraps it up for the vocal faction...

Happy new year


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