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Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?

From: Ian Jackson
Subject: Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 15:06:31 +0100

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 ?  I'm very probably be happy to


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