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From: Kent Fredric <kentfredric@×××××.com>
To: Corentin Chary <iksaif@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] euscan GSoC project - requesting feedback
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:55:16
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] euscan GSoC project - requesting feedback by Corentin Chary
On 30 June 2012 00:13, Corentin Chary <iksaif@g.o> wrote:

> It's already the case: > > but my mangling functions are probably broken in some cases. If > somebody with a better knowledge of CPAN versionning scheme could fix > them it would be great ! > > Thanks,
The thing is there isn't a true versioning scheme for CPAN, just a defacto one agreed upon by the community. There are several versioning schemes in employ, but the mechanics of each are rather messy, and then you have some lovely fellow like pip come along and put garbage in their version, and we have to handle it manually. For the most part though, people use "sensible" versions of a very few basic varieties, and we downstream normalise these smattering of varieties into a single form to make everything nice and tidy. Its still a work in progress migrating older ebuilds to our new normalisation scheme, but its getting there. And we do have a tool that will convert /most/ CPAN versions into portage versions, which works as long as upstream are sane: dev-perl/Gentoo-PerlMod-Version Which relies on another perl module '' ( virtual/perl-version ) which handles most the real dirty work of normalising things, and we just do a bit of post-processing of that to make it nicer for us ( mostly stripping leading 0's in digit groups, and mapping the upstream 'developer release' hints ( ie: -TRIAL or _01 components ) to the _rc suffix. If you wanted to you could call that script, or delve into the guts of it and and try understand how it works, but you could be there a while. But we're unfortunately going to *always* need a way to correct versions, because upstream occasionally produce bogus nonsense versions that don't even make sense. ( ie: making versions go backwards and expect it to work, but it does, because the cpan indexer takes whatever was most recently uploaded ... or something like that. ) -- Kent perl -e  "print substr( \"edrgmaM  SPA NOcomil.ic\\@tfrken\", \$_ * 3, 3 ) for ( 9,8,0,7,1,6,5,4,3,2 );"