Re: dpkg and pre-versions
Peter Makholm <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I can't think of any special meaning ~ could have in a middle of a
> name. And then it almost looks like and sometimes used as an
> approximination sign, which prereleases is.
This (tilde) seems like the best suggestion so far. It also has an
advantage over things like the at-sign, in that it is `whitespace like'
(in the same way that _ and - are), so that the pre-version is separated
nicely from the rest.
For instance something like `@' looks awful: 1.2@pre2-1
Whereas `~' looks pretty good: 1.2~pre2-1
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