[Python-Dev] Keyword meanings [was: Accept just PEP-0426]

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 05:56:38 CET 2012


On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Makes sense. How about calling it Replacement. 0 or 1?
>>
>
> Hah, you'd think I'd have learned by now to finish reading a thread before
> replying. It will be nice to get this addressed along with the other
> changes :)
>
> (FWIW, Conflicts and Obsoletes are messy in RPM as well, and especially
> troublesome as soon as you start enabling multiple upstream repos from
> different providers. The metadata problem is handled by prebuilding indices
> when the repo changes, but that's still more work for the server, and more
> work for clients)
>
>
>> Replacement (optional)
>> ::::::::::::::::::::::
>>
>
>
> I like verb forms like Obsoleted-By or Replaced-By, as the noun form is
> ambiguous about the direction of the change. Since the field being replaced
> is Obsoletes, Obsoleted-By makes sense.
>

Although Replaced-By would be fine as well - it's certainly much easier to
say than the mouthful that is Obsoleted-By.

Cheers,
Nick.

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Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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