* Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2013-05-08, 17:55:
~ (tilde) with it's magic negative sort order, does work however: 0~201302150~something is pretty magic and sometimes confuses tools, though, since it's a positive version number that's less than zero.
Define "positive version number".We have hundreds of packages with such versions in the archive, and I haven't seen it exploding because of it. (Although personally I use "0+" prefix in similar cases.)
-- Jakub Wilk