On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> I'd worry slightly, though, that there are other schemes where that
> behaves poorly. Should we optimize for git's version numbering, or for
> what most other projects want? There could even be room for two types of
> version-compare. But before thinking about that, I'd want to know why
> glibc behaves as it does.

We don't have to force one version style for all projects. We could
provide --sort="thisver:refname" vs. "thatver:refname", or put the
"-pre" part in config file. The important thing is we can control the
version algorithm.
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