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On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Thijs Schreijer
<> wrote:
>> > _VERSION uses a format (most common) of name followed by version; eg.
>> 'Lua
>> > 5.2', so any utility function should first grab the last part (after
>> the
>> > last space) of the string and then perform comparisons.
>> Hmm. I don't think semver is the right place to do that. It's supposed
>> to
>> be an implementation of Adding that functionality would
>> make
>> it lose its "focus".

I'm not exactly sure what semver is intended to be used for, but if
you intend it to parse version strings of existing packages that use
3-part version numbers, I don't think it will:

lua -l socket
Lua 5.1.4  Copyright (C) 1994-2008, PUC-Rio
> print(_VERSION)
Lua 5.1
> print(socket._VERSION)
LuaSocket 2.0.2