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Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:05:12 +0200

Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Ian.  The GNU gnulib project is considering adding a function
> that would compare strings in the same way that dpkg compares
> version numbers, as you can see in the thread here:
>         http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.gnulib.bugs/14693
> Is there a chance that you would be willing to contribute to the
> FSF the actual code from dpkg for this?  (Otherwise, we will
> probably have one person write a formal specification for the
> version comparison algorithm, and then another person implement
> something equivalent from that specification.)
> Thanks,
> Ben.

Hi Ian,

Perhaps you didn't see the message quoted above?
We're about to re-implement verrevcmp from scratch,
but you might be able to save us the trouble.

What do you think?


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