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Re: setup.ini has multiple "prev" entries ... Why?

On Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:02:08, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Jon Turney writes:
> > Since [1], there's no way to install a prev version using setup,
> > without explicitly selecting which version you want, so the ordering
> > of those [prev] versions in setup.ini is relatively unimportant.
> For setup that is true, but linear parsers that can only keep one
> version for each section would benefit if the last [prev] section was
> the one that immediately precedes [curr].  So it would be helpful if you
> could ensure it's done that way and state it in the documentation.

Agreed! A linear parser of setup.ini would _definitely_ benefit if

 - the "current" section,
 - the most recent [prev] section, and
 - the most recent [test[ section

would have a "fixed" position relative to the package section. I concur.

Moreover it would make the "version" comparison superfluous in case one
is only interested in the these 3 versions of a package.

Being able to skip the "version" comparison is definitely a plus!



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