Philip Oakley <> writes:

> This patch series seeks to add tests for the version string format
> and document it.
> The key questions to be answered are:
> * should the test be inside t0000, or somewhere else?
> * should the version string be limited to one line, <80 characters?

One line, perhaps, but I do not think any byte-limit is reasonable.

It is unreasonable to limit the form to X.Y.Z; after we hit Git 2.0,
it is likely that we would go to two-decimals.

If the "parsing" is done for white/blacklist purposes, is there a
need to straight-jacket the verison string format like this series?
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