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Re: 0.01-6 > 0.1-3 ?????

On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 09:58:21AM -0400, Alan Shutko wrote:
> Agustin Martin Domingo <agmartin@aq.upm.es> writes:
> > point in versions is not decimal separator, but major or minor version
> > separator. So
> > 0.00001 == 0.01 == 0.1
> > all means 
> > major version=0
> > first minor version=1
> Many developers don't consider those identical, though.  

Then they're wrong and should educate themselves.

You can consider numeric fields as being zero padded from the front
and still get the right answer, if you prefer. That's not the way dpkg
actually does things though.


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