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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 16:11:11 +0200

Ian Jackson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering writes ("Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?"):
>> 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.
> You're right, I didn't see it.  Thanks for the chase.
> What is the licence on gnulib ?

Depending on the code: GPL, LGPL, LGPLv2+.
For this function, LGPL or LGPLv2+ would be appropriate,
since it's intended to replace glibc's strverscmp.

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