are curr: and test: no longer accepted in .hint files?

Jon Turney
Fri Mar 24 17:42:00 GMT 2017

On 24/03/2017 16:44, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>> On 2017-03-24 11:18, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>>> I tried adding
>>> curr:
>>> test: 2.0.0-b9-1
>>               ^
>> Hyphens aren't allowed in versions, it messes up the sorting.  This

Certainly they may not sort the way you expect :)

Another reason for disallowing this is that it makes decomposing a 
package name into P-V-R ambiguous

Going forward, I think we want to add this to the rules for hyphenation 
in [1]

>> needs to be VERSION=2.0.0; RELEASE=0.1.b9; then the next beta will be
>> 0.2.b10, etc., until 2.0.0 is final with RELEASE=1.

Actually, since this is an existing package, it has a grandfathered-in 
exception to this rule, but it would be nice to bear this in mind for 
the future.


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