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>>>>> On Sat, 28 Apr 2012, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:52:07 +0200
> Michał Górny <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > * Get a versionator replacement into the PM
>> Why are we trying to make PM a brick instead of keeping stuff
>> modular? What does the eclass lack which could be provided by PM?
> Because trying to parse version formats correctly in bash is a huge
> pain, and versionator doesn't get it right (never mind that the
> rules were different when versionator was written).
Right. Also the code for version handling is already implemented in
package managers. So it appears natural to make it available to the
ebuild environment, instead of (imperfectly) duplicating it in an