[tor-bugs] #4210 [Tor Client]: Undefined version comparisions

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#4210: Undefined version comparisions
 Reporter:  atagar                   |          Owner:                  
     Type:  defect                   |         Status:  new             
 Priority:  trivial                  |      Milestone:  Tor: unspecified
Component:  Tor Client               |        Version:                  
 Keywords:  documentation spec easy  |         Parent:                  
   Points:                           |   Actualpoints:                  

Comment(by Sebastian):

 I think we should close this as invalid, because (and please check my

 Empty patchlevel is already defined:
  As before, MAJOR, MINOR, MICRO,
  and PATCHLEVEL are numbers, with an absent number equivalent to 0.

 It also specifies that the tag is eye-candy only:
  All versions should be distinguishable purely by those four
  numbers. The status tag is purely informational, and lets you know how
  stable we think the release is:

 From this follows that a.b.c.d must be the same as a.b.c.d- and

 This also means that a.b.c.d-bla is to be treated the same as a.b.c.d-bla-
 dev, which I think might be unintentional but is also OK: Strictly
 speaking, those don't constitute versions of Tor, because more than one
 commit has that same version.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4210#comment:3>
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