Re: dpkg and pre-versions
On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 12:00:55AM -0500, Joseph Carter wrote:
> So yeah, it would be nice. Except nobody else did it. I'm tired of
> arguing about whether or not it's strictly necessary. There are other
> options, but none of them really work in all cases (or even most cases)
> and come down to mutilating our package's versions to satisfy a problem
> we've known about for a long time now. If nobody else wants to fix it, I
> will (and have already got the the compare code finished..) Now it's time
> to modify the parser, what character do I use? The bang's used by the
> shell, so it's pretty much out. % was suggested, but it has problems too.
> Any others?
This is a good suggestion. Finding an appropriate character
may be difficult, though. I don't see what the problem is with '%';
it needs quoting in URLs but that's not too much trouble.
I suppose the caret (^) is available, but would look a bit odd.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>