[Python-Dev] version compare function into main lib

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Fri Mar 27 20:52:45 CET 2009

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> I got the impression that people are generally happy with what 
>> setuptools provides for version parsing and comparison.
>> Does anyone think that's not a good model?
> Procedurally, I think it's a very bad approach. I don't mind
> the setuptools implementation being used as a basis (assuming
> it gets contributed), but *independently* I think a specfication
> is needed what version strings it actually understands. Such
> specification must precede the actual implementation (in distutils).

Agreed. Specifications first, for all of this work.

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