[Rpm-maint] [PATCH] perl.{prov,req} improvments

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Thu Sep 18 11:01:20 UTC 2014

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 1:38 PM, Michael Schroeder <mls at suse.de> wrote:
> Well, 0.95_01 is actually more correct than 0.9501. Perl's versions
> are actually more or less floating point numbers, thus 0.9501 is
> supposed to be less than 0.96.
> From rpm's side, '_' is exactly equivalent to '.', so 0.95_01 is
> the same as 0.95.01, which is probably what the upstream author
> indended.

I see. I can see how this could work, but there are so many
"supposed"s, "probably"s, guesses of intent and non-obvious
assumptions involved that I'm just grateful that I don't have to be
debugging any of this stuff unless I choose to, especially as IIRC
there are no regression tests available for these beasts :)

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