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Re: Yet Another test option

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Yet Another test option
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 09:38:25 -0400
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On 7/5/11 8:59 AM, Bruce Korb wrote:

>> The issue is extremely nontrivial.
> The normal case is to sort full releases.  The goal in "sort -V" was to make
> the usual case easy, not to make an authoritative solution to the intractable
> problem. In any event, Chet doesn't think there is sufficient demand for the
> facility and I certainly defer to that.  In my little world, it would be quite
> convenient.

This is an excellent argument for a utility to perform version comparisons.
Such a program could be arbitrarily complex.  This feature is too new to
know how it will evolve.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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