Category: Programming

Comparing Version Numbers in Python

The distutils module is going to be deprecated in Python 3.10, and to be removed in Python 3.12. Hence, my current standard way of comparing version number strings is using pkg_resources module (part of setuptools): >>> from pkg_resources import parse_version as version >>> version(“1.0”) <Version(‘1.0’)> >>> version(“1.8.9”) < version(“2.0”) True >>> version(“2.0.9”) < version(“2.1”) True […]

Git Configurations

When I’m using Git I need to first configure it. Well, strictly speaking, if I’m only going to clone some repository I don’t need to especially configure Git, but just about anything above that will lead me configuring Git. I’ll first show the usual settings I use and then I’ll show how to set them. […]

Revisited: Version Numbering in Python Package

In Version Numbering in Python Package I showed a way to store the package version number in the code. The method is in hindsight not exactly the best one (who knew!), so here is another try for simple projects. Here I have mypackage/ (the package directory) mypackage/__init__.py mypackage/version.py setup.py with contents: mypackage/version.py: mypackage/__init__.py: setup.py: What […]