[Python-Dev] Keyword meanings [was: Accept just PEP-0426]
dholth at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 20:43:48 CET 2012
How to use Obsoletes:
The author of B decides A is obsolete.
A releases an empty version of itself that Requires: B
B Obsoletes: A
The package manager says "These packages are obsolete: A". Would you like
to remove them?
User says "OK".
On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:54 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>wrote:
> PJ Eby writes:
> > On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <
> stephen at xemacs.org>wrote:
> > > What I care about is when I'm using Gorgon, and there's something
> > > "better" (or worse, "correct") to use in my application.
> > Hence my suggestion for an Obsoleted-By field, in which Gorgon would be
> > able to suggest alternatives.
> My bad, my precise intention was to follow up on your idea (which,
> credit where credit is due, I had *not* hit upon independently). I
> should have made that clear.
> (I really shouldn't be answering English email at a Japanese-speaking
> conference, my brain thinks it knows what it's doing but shirazuni 日
> > > It might be a good idea to have a just-like-Amazon
> > >
> > > While-This-Package-Is-Great-You-Might-Also-Consider:
> > >
> > > field.
> > Yeah, that's basically what Obsoleted-By is for.
> Well, Obsoleted-By is pretty strong language for suggesting possible
> alternatives. But I suspect that few projects would really want to be
> suggesting competitors' products *or* their own oldie-but-still-goodie
> that they'd really like to obsolete ASAP (put an Obsoleted-By line in
> every Python 2 distribution, anyone? :-)
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