3.11. Raising Parts of a Version


Keep in mind, “raising” the pre-release only will make your complete version lower than before.

For example, having version 1.0.0 and raising the pre-release will lead to 1.0.0-rc.1, but 1.0.0-rc.1 is smaller than 1.0.0.

If you search for a way to take into account this behavior, look for the method next_version() in section Increasing Parts of a Version Taking into Account Prereleases.

The semver module contains the following functions to raise parts of a version:

  • bump_major(): raises the major part and set all other parts to zero. Set prerelease and build to None.

  • bump_minor(): raises the minor part and sets patch to zero. Set prerelease and build to None.

  • bump_patch(): raises the patch part. Set prerelease and build to None.

  • bump_prerelease(): raises the prerelease part and set build to None.

  • bump_build(): raises the build part.

>>> str(Version.parse("3.4.5-pre.2+build.4").bump_major())
>>> str(Version.parse("3.4.5-pre.2+build.4").bump_minor())
>>> str(Version.parse("3.4.5-pre.2+build.4").bump_patch())
>>> str(Version.parse("3.4.5-pre.2+build.4").bump_prerelease())
>>> str(Version.parse("3.4.5-pre.2+build.4").bump_build())

Likewise the module level functions semver.bump_major().

For the methods bump_prerelease() and bump_build() it’s possible to pass an empty string or None. However, it gives different results:

>>> str(Version.parse("3.4.5").bump_prerelease(''))
>>> str(Version.parse("3.4.5").bump_prerelease(None))

An empty string removes any prefix whereas None is the same as calling the method without any argument.

If you already have a prerelease, the argument for the method is not taken into account:

>>> str(Version.parse("3.4.5-rc.1").bump_prerelease(None))
>>> str(Version.parse("3.4.5-rc.1").bump_prerelease(''))