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Re: Regexp to parse "Version:" fields

Christoph Haas <haas@debian.org> writes:

> So before diving into into regular expressions any further (I have no
> practical experience with lookahead patterns for example) I would like
> to know if anyone else has worked on this. Perhaps even some Debian tool
> does this parsing. I need an implementation in Python but if someone
> shows me Perl code of a non-regexp algorithm I'd be happy, too.

Use apt_pkg.UpstreamVersion(). Is the easier way to do that.

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