Re: Definition of alphanumeric?
On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 03:01:42AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Julian" == Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk> writes:
> Julian> On Sun, Apr 01, 2001 at 03:50:39PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> >> policy uses alphanumeric to define version numbers. Is this only a-zA-Z0-9,
> >> or does this include the "_"? As the "_" is used as a seperator in Debian
> >> package file names, this would be perverse, but I would like to stay on the
> >> safe side.
> Julian> No, only a-zA-Z0-9 should be allowed. I have no idea whether this is
> Julian> enforced anywhere, but this should probably be spelled out in policy.
Sorry, I wasn't clear and have now been corrected twice: as Manoj
indicated, I meant to say "only a-zA-Z0-9 should be allowed *as
alphanumerics*". I like the idea of a footnote to this effect.
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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