Re: dpkg doing wrong math (0.09 = 0.9) ?- [was: dak now supports ~ in version numbers]
On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 08:47:14PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 10:42:53AM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > I'd imagine you'd be hard pressed to find a mathematician who knows what to
> > do with a number that reads 0.0.9, either. That's why we're software
> > developers, not mathematicians.
> > Or, to put it another way: your numbers are not our numbers. <grin>
> I never said I was a mathematician :-)
The royal 'your', though.
> The original comparison, though, was 0.09 and 0.9.
We're out to break *all* the rules. If we need to make up a new evaluation
algorithm to be able to handle 0.0.1, we may as well include handling
zero-padding differently as well.