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

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Sun Dec 9 04:22:46 CET 2012

On 2012-12-09 01:15, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On 09/12/12 08:14, MRAB wrote:
>> If package A says that it conflicts with package B, it may or may not
>> be symmetrical, because it's possible that package B has been updated
>> since the author of package A discovered the conflict, so it's
>> important that the user is told which package is complaining about the
>> conflict, the one that is being installed or the one that is already
>> installed.
> I must admit than in reading this thread, I'm having a bit of trouble
> understanding why merely *installing* packages should lead to conflicts.
Personally speaking, I was thinking more about possible problems at
runtime due to functional conflicts, but it could apply to any
(undefined) conflict.

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