[Numpy-discussion] Please comment on SVN versioning convention
fperez.net at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 16:15:48 CDT 2006
On 7/24/06, Travis Oliphant <oliphant.travis at ieee.org> wrote:
> Andrew Straw has emphasized that the current strategy of appending the
> SVN version number to development versions of the SVN tree makes it hard
> to do version sorting.
> His proposal is to not change the version number until the first beta
> comes out.
I have to say that being able to quickly see the actual SVN revision
number in the version helps a LOT in tracking down problems. Just
look at how many posts on the list start with the canonical
In : import numpy,scipy
In : numpy.__version__
In : scipy.__version__
printouts before discussing the problem.
I don't really feel strongly about the issue, but if you change this,
then please add a __revision__ attribute as well, so that this
information can be quickly asked for in pure python (we don't want to
bother newbies with obscure SVN lingo, esp. if they got their install
from someone else).
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