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Jim Fulton wrote:
> On May 31, 2007, at 10:58 AM, Tres Seaver wrote:
>> I'd rather have the dot, e.g. "foo 2.* >= 2.5", just for clarity:
>>   - It makes the intent clearer (that you want any version in the
>>     "two dot" release line).
>>   - It disambiguates the case where the version number might have
>>     double digits (e.g, '0.1' vs. '0.10').
> This depends on how the * is interpreted.  setuptools already treats  
> dots as optional in many cases and this would be one more.  I also  
> prefer the last syntax I suggested without the "*". So, the example  
> would become:
>    "foo 2, >=2.5"

That seems like an empty set to me.

> (I forgot commas in my earlier examples.)
> Without the *, I think there is less of tendency to interpret the  
> specification as a glob.
>> Another feature I'm not sure is already in setuptools:
>>   - I *don't* want dev releases to replace production ones
>>     implicitly:  no package should be able to install a non-released
>>     version without explicit callout.  If this isn't already the
>>     default behavior, then I'd like syntax for spelling it.
> What do you mean by a "dev" release?

Any release tagged as "alpha", "beta", "rc", "pre", or with an SVN revision.

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