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Re: Hopefully final version of ~ version number policy

Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <he@ftwca.de> writes:
> Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

>> Here's a new version of the Policy patch for ~ in version numbers that
>> hopefully incorporates all of the suggestions.

> You will hate me for this one :-)

Oh, it's fine.  We haven't worked out how best to pull my stuff into the
central arch repository yet anyway (mostly because I haven't asked), so
none of it is pulled up yet.

>> @@ -2713,7 +2713,15 @@
>>  	    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,

> So, is the greatest version number at the beginning or at the end of
> that sorted list? Yes, this is clear from context, but IMO an example
> should be more explicit.

How about if I make that "in sorted order from earliest to latest"?

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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