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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Dec 29 00:21:54 CET 2009

David Lyon <david.lyon <at> preisshare.net> writes:
> Requires a particular python version.
>   > Requires-Python: 2.5:2.7

Why not drop ranges as well as operators and simply use commas?
The above would be rewritten as:

Requires-Python: 2.5, 2.6, 2.7

This would prevent the ambiguity on the inclusive or exclusive nature of the
upper bound of the range.

You might argue that if you want to include 8 versions of Python this makes the
notation slightly longer, but who tests their package with 8 different versions
of Python?
(and if you don't test exhaustively, just use the "2.5+" notation)



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