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>.
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"
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