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Re: Generalizing EVR comparison precedence, preliminaries

From: Per Řyvind Karlsen <pkarlsen@rpm5.org>
Date: Fri 02 Jan 2009 - 21:47:59 CET
Message-ID: <534660c60901021247y32f8a889q8fd447a54ea215c2@mail.gmail.com>
2009/1/2 Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>

>
> On Jan 2, 2009, at 3:00 PM, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>
>>
>>        Requires: D:R-V:E
>>
>
>        Requires: N = D:R-V:E
>
> And I pointed out the syntax <-> precedence permutations
> mostly to illustrate that even if nothing else is done,
> what is currently checked in on HEAD is immensely more general
> than what used to be there.
>
> E.g. you already know that OpenPKG can drop D and V comparison
> quite easily with the existing implementation, no fuss, no muss.
>
> And Per Oyvind is just starting to figure out that Distepoch:
> can be 1st (and most important) to be compared. How Disttag:
> fits into the mess has yet to be specified into syntax.
>
> 73 de Jeff

Hehe, FWIW DistTag doesn't have any relevance for EVRD
(or whatever combination one wants to have) comparision
in my world, it's just meant to be ditched from Release
piggybacking to avoid it being taking into consideration for
comparision, while adding it to file name as an identifier. :)
Received on Fri Jan 2 21:48:00 2009
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