Ports with version numbers going backwards: devel/ode
sem at ciam.ru
Tue Jun 29 00:57:37 PDT 2004
Chuck Swiger wrote:
> Consider perl-5.006 versus perl-5.6. Should they be equal, or should
It's consequence of old perl's crazy version scheme.
> Sergy is saying .006 < .6, or ought to be, rather than equal. Basicly,
> use the presence of a leading zero to indicate the version # should be
> considered via a decimal math comparision, rather than "version # as
> integer counter".
I thought so first. But now I see we can't do a decimal math comparision
because of ending zeros significance.
Example: .006 < .0060 < .06 < .6 < .60
If there is a zero in version number, we can't drop it. Neither leading
one nor ending one.
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