[Python-Dev] version compare function into main lib

Mart Sõmermaa mrts.pydev at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 17:21:12 CET 2009

> Instead of trying to parse some version string, distutils should
> require defining the version as tuple with well-defined entries -
> much like what we have in sys.version_info for Python.
> The developer can then still use whatever string format s/he wants.
> The version compare function would then work on this version tuple
> and probably be called cmp() (at least in Python 2.x ;-).

Except there need to be functions for parsing the tuple from a string and
preferably a canonical string representation to ease that parsing. Hence the
Version class in "Version Handling" referred to above.
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