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Re: dpkg and pre-versions



** On Jan 15, Hamish Moffatt scribbled:
> 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 would seem a '@' can be a better choice. No URL-quoting is necessary and
looks definitely better. Is it a viable choice?

marek

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