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From: Paul Smith <pausmith@××××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Version #s with letters embedded
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2004 16:53:25
Message-Id: 16581.61165.212323.551035@lemming.engeast.baynetworks.com
Hi all;

Is there some recommended way to deal with version #'s that have letters
embedded in them?  I know that ebuild syntax supports a trailing letter
but what to do about a letter inside the version?

One camp here wants to convert them into an ASCII number, so something
like:

    1.0a.5

would be translated to:

    1.0.097.5

or something.  Another camp wants to migrate the "a" to the end, like
this:

    1.0.5a

Neither of these are very nice.


Any other ideas?

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Version #s with letters embedded Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>