[[PATCH setup] 0/3] Prepare for colons in version numbers
Mon Oct 30 15:58:00 GMT 2017
On 27/10/2017 20:26, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Ken Brown writes:
>> A future version of setup might allow version numbers of the form
>> e:v-r, where is an epoch. Currently setup doesn't parse these
>> correctly when reading installed.db. In case ScanFindVisitor is used,
>> there is an additional problem in reading filenames containing colons.
>> The reading is done by Win32 functions, and the illegal characters
>> like ':' aren't translated.
> I don't really think it's worth anybody's while to introduce support for
> a feature (epochs) that everone else decided should not be used.
"everyone" != "everyone, ignoring people who disagree with me"
If you think epochs are a bad idea, you need to give reasons, not just
pretend there is no debate.
I agree it does not work well for CPAN-style floating point version
numbers, but that's your problem to solve, or not, however you like...
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