WoW SemVer addon Dragonflight/Wrath of the Lich King Classic 2024
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Game Version: 1.14.1 +2
Total Downloads: 1
Updated: Jan 17, 2022
Created: Jan 17, 2022
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1.0.0 release 5.09 KB Jan 17, 2022 1.14.1 +2 1 download SemVer 1.0.0 releaseDownload


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Semantic versioning for Lua.
See for details about semantic versioning.

v”1.2.3″ == v(1,2,3)
v”1.2.3″ < v(4,5,6)
v”1.2.3-alpha” < v”1.2.3″
v”1.2.3″ == v”1.2.3+build.1″


local v = LibStub’SemVer’

— two ways of creating it: with separate parameters, or with one string
v1 = v(1,0,0)
v2 = v(“2.5.1”)

— When using one string one can skip the parenthesis:
v2 = v”2.5.1″ — valid in Lua

— major, minor and patch attributes
v2.major — 2
v2.minor — 5
v2.patch — 1

— prereleases:
a = v(1,0,0,”alpha”)
a.prerelease — “alpha”
b = v(“1.0.0-beta”)
b.prerelease — “beta”

— builds
c = v(1,0,0,nil,”build-1″) — “build-1”

d = v(“0.9.5+no.extensions.22”) — “no.extensions.22”

— comparison & sorting
v”1.2.3″ == v(1,2,3) — true
v”1.2.3″ < v(4,5,6) — true
v”1.2.3-alpha” < v”1.2.3″ — true
v”1.2.3″ < v”1.2.3+build.1″ — false, builds are ignored when comparing versions in SemVer
— (see the “notes” section for more information about version comparison)

— compatibility operator: ^
— a ^ b returns true if a and b are compatible
— intended to be used for version comparison between users
v”2.0.1″ ^ v”2.5.1″ — true – it’s safe for versions 2.0.1 and 2.5.1 to communicate
v”2.5.1″ ^ v”2.0.1″ — true – it’s safe for versions 2.0.1 and 2.5.1 to communicate
v”1.0.0″ ^ v”2.0.0″ — false – 2.0.0 is not supposed to be backwards-compatible
v”0.0.1″ ^ v”0.5.1″ — false – Prerelease versions must be identical to be considered compatible

— getting newer versions
v(1,2,3):NextPatch() — v1.2.4
v(1,2,3):NextMinor() — v1.3.0 . Notice the patch resets to 0
v(1,2,3):NextMajor() — v2.0.0 . Minor and patch are reset to 0


Install as you would with any other addon.

For developers:
You can include SemVer as a library in whatever addon you want (for example in a libs/ folder). Make sure the toc file includes SemVer.xml or SemVer.lua. LibStub is a required library, so be sure to include that too (if it isn’t already).

Write this in any lua file where you want to use it:

local v = LibStub”SemVer”

Using v allows for the nice string syntax: v"1.2.3-alpha".

You can use SemVer instead:

local SemVer = LibStub”SemVer”

Notes about version comparison

Version comparison is done according to the SemVer 2.0.0 specs:

Major, minor, and patch versions are always compared numerically.

Pre-release precedence MUST be determined by comparing each dot-separated identifier as follows:

  • Identifiers consisting of only digits are compared numerically
  • Identifiers with letters or dashes are compared lexically in ASCII sort order.
  • Numeric identifiers always have lower precedence than non-numeric identifiers

Builds are ignored when calculating precedence: version 1.2.3 and 1.2.3+build5 are considered equal.

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