A Haskell library for parsing and comparing software version numbers.
We like to give version numbers to our software in a myriad of ways. Some ways follow strict guidelines for incrementing and comparison. Some follow conventional wisdom and are generally self-consistent. Some are just plain asinine. This library provides a means of parsing and comparing any style of versioning, be it a nice Semantic Version like this:
...or a monstrosity like this:
Please switch to Semantic Versioning if you aren't currently using it. It provides consistency in version incrementing and has the best constraints on comparisons.
versioning is the function you want. It attempts to parse a given
Text using the three individual parsers,
one fails, it tries the next. If you know you only want to parse one
specific version type, use that parser directly (e.g.
Lenses and Traversals
The parse result types have Lenses/Traversals for accessing their data fields. For instance, to increment the patch number of a parsed SemVer, you could:
incPatch :: SemVer -> SemVer incPatch s = s & patch %~ (+ 1)
Or, something more involved:
-- | Get all major versions of legally parsed SemVers. majors :: [Text] -> [Word] majors vs = vs ^.. each . to semver . _Right . major
-- | Get the major version of any `Text` that has one. majors :: [Text] -> [Word] majors vs = vs ^.. each . major
We can also use these
Text Traversals to increment versions, as above:
incPatch :: Text -> Text incPatch s = s & patch %~ (+ 1) > incPatch "1.2.3" "1.2.4"