[Development] Adding support for version number comparisons
jake.petroules at petroules.com
Sat May 10 20:03:10 CEST 2014
On 2014-05-10, at 01:57 PM, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
> Em sáb 10 maio 2014, às 14:26:44, Sune Vuorela escreveu:
>> On 2014-05-09, Keith Gardner <kreios4004 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2. What semantics should be used for version comparisons? Numerical
>>> segments are more clearly defined but when introducing a non-null
>>> many different methods are being proposed.
>>> 3. Are there any other versioning semantics that should be
>> Please look at the version comparison rules that for example dpkg uses.
>> Especially tilde. 
>> And special strings (alpha, rc, ..) should not be treated special.
> How do you make 5.3.0-rc1 compare less than 5.3.0?
> Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
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Easy. Empty suffix always compares higher.
With all the debate, I'm beginning to think that having distinct formats available to conform to might not be such a bad idea after all (SemVer, RpmVer, Dpkg, Freeform, etc...).
Jake Petroules - jake.petroules at petroules.com
Chief Technology Officer - Petroules Corporation
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