> Could anyone tell me why distutils and distutils2 do NOT have
> available 'version_info'? I have to use '__version__' to get their
> version information ...
__version__ is semi-standard and version_info even less. PEP 396
attempts to improve this but is not accepted yet. Anyway if you want to
do comparisons (which I assume is the reason you want a version_info)
you can just use __version__ with the