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Re: Please review Policy change for ~ in versions

On Sun, 05 Nov 2006, Russ Allbery wrote:
> @@ -2713,7 +2713,10 @@
>  	    which may be empty) are compared lexically.  If a difference
>  	    is found it is returned.  The lexical comparison is a
>  	    comparison of ASCII values modified so that all the letters
> -	    sort earlier than all the non-letters.
> +	    sort earlier than all the non-letters and so that a tilde
> +	    sorts before anything, even the end of a part.  For example,
> +	    the following parts are in sorted order: <tt>~~<tt>,
> +	    <tt>~~a</tt>, <tt>~</tt>, the empty part, <tt>a</tt>.
>  	  </p>

Maybe give more concrete examples of usage of the tilde? 

I know this is the policy, but it should still translate in useful
information for the packager: I expect to see at least an example
explaining that "1.0~beta1~svn1245 < 1.0~beta1 < 1.0"

Raphaël Hertzog

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