I would like to access the version information of an installed third-party package in terms of a VersionNumber object or similar. Is this possible somehow? I did bit of digging in the documentation of Base and Pkg, but nothing useful popped up.
To clearify: Essentially I am searching for the python package.__version__ equivalent in julia, i.e. some mechanism (or standard) where one can expect the version info of a package to be available or exported.
Thanks @dilumaluthge Since I just started exploring 1.4 Pkg.dependencies() and Pkg.project() were new to me. Definitely an interesting pointer. Unfortunately on the current project, I’d need a julia 1.3 solution as well …
So from all digging I did inside Pkg. It seems Pkg.dependencies() is really the simplest way to do this. As far as I can judge, most of the underlying scaffolding it uses has been added just in 1.4 … so maybe I’m just out of luck for 1.3. Still happy if anyone comes up with a clever idea .
Thanks for the suggestion. In this case it’s a bit convoluted, because I want to use julia to provide some functionality for a python-based package and in order to make the transition for people smooth, I’d want to be as broad as possible wrt. julia version as possible.
On the other hand most people will need install julia in this context either way, so one might as well insist they go for 1.4.