[Python-Dev] Proposing PEP 345 : Metadata for Python Software Packages 1.2
python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Mon Jan 4 01:14:43 CET 2010
David Lyon wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 1:15 AM, Tarek Ziade wrote:
>> This new operator removes the ambiguity the original proposal had,
>> without making it more
>> complex for common use cases. So if you dislike it, you will need to
>> propose something
>> else that also fixes the ambiguity we had.
>> Environment markers
>> Here are some example of fields using such markers:
>> Requires-Dist: pywin32 (>1.0); sys.platform == 'win32'
> Requires-Dist: [Windows] pywin32 1.0+
> That's simpler, shorter, and less ambiguous. Easier to
> parse for package managers.
'win32' is more specific than 'Windows' and, to me, '1.0+' means
'>=1.0', not '>1.0'.
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