Version numbering for anarchists and software realists
looseversion - Version numbering for anarchists and software realists
A backwards/forwards-compatible fork of
for times when PEP-440 isn't what you need.
The goal of this package is to be a drop-in replacement for the original
It implements an identical interface and comparison logic to
The only major change is that a
looseversion.LooseVersion is comparable to a
distutils.version.LooseVersion, which means tools should not need to worry whether
all dependencies that use LooseVersion have migrated.
If you are simply comparing versions of Python packages, consider moving to
which follows PEP-440.
LooseVersion is better suited to interacting with heterogeneous version schemes that
do not follow PEP-440.
pip install looseversion
git clone https://github.com/effigies/looseversion.git pip install looseversion/
>>> from looseversion import LooseVersion >>> LooseVersion("1.0.0") < LooseVersion("2.0.0") True >>> LooseVersion("1.0.0") < "2" True
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