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From: Olaf Titz <olaf@bigred.inka.de>
Subject: Re: dpkg-ftp troubles
Message-ID: <ds2as2.hqq@bigred.inka.de>
Date: 27 May 1996 13:33:38 +0100
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This is really a perl issue, but...

Andy Guy  <awpguy@acs.ucalgary.ca> wrote:
> Changing <=> to cmp changes the ordering I think.  My newest

<=> is a numerical compare, cmp a string compare. Even if the
variables are stripped to digits only, they still can yield different
results if any of the arguments contain leading zeroes, e.g. "1" vs.
"02".

So it's important exactly what you want to compare.

olaf
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