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loose precision matching on semvers



var semverLoose = require('semver-loose')

semverLoose.match('1.x', '1.0.3')
// => true

var isMatch = semverLoose.match('1.4+')
// => false
// => true
// => true
// => false

Matching patterns are simpler (albeit less expressive) than npm's semver matcher.

Patterns can be specified with any precision:

1     // major only
1.x   // major with explict wildcard (equivalent to above)
1.2   // major and minor
1.2.x // major and minor with wildcard (equivalent to above)
1.4.2 // explicit (exact match)

Minimum version ranges can be specified by adding a + to the segment, as in 1.2+. This will match earlier segments exactly, and the current segment with any number greater than or equal to the number specified.

0.2+  // for this pattern
0.2.1 // would match
0.4.9 // would match
1.2.0 // would not match

Use your head. In practice, you'll only want to use gte matching on minor versions. If you're worried about patch versions, you probably want to use exact matching.

If a tag is specified, it must be stringwise equal to match (although version numbers are still matched the same. This way, for example, release channels can be specified)

1.x.x-foo // for this pattern
1.0.4-foo // would match

1.2+-foo   // with a gte segment
1.5.0-foo  // would match
1.1.0-foo  // would not match
1.3.0      // would not match
1.2.0-foo2 // would not match

See ~/test/test.js for more examples.


using (jsig notation)[]

match: (range: String, version: String) => Boolean

may also be used curried: match: (range: String) => (version: String) => Boolean. Use curried if matching one version pattern against many possible versions.

Returns true if version satisfies range, otherwise false.

compare: (range: Semver, version: Semver) => Boolean

Mostly you'll want to use match. But, if you happen to already have parsed Semvers, this function is strictly the comparison algorithm. Returns true if version satisfies range, otherwise false.

parse: (str) => Semver

Semver is an object with the following properties:

Semver: {
  major: Number?,
  minor: Number?,
  patch: Number?,
  tag: String?,
  gte: Boolean

Corresponding to the respective segments as defined in the (semver spec)[]

gte is true if the semver is a range and should match other semvers which are greater than or equal to itself.

sort: (a: Semver|String, b: Semver|String) => Number

Returns a negative if a is before b, 0 if they are sorted equivalent, and positive if a is after b. May be used as a sort function with (Array.sort)[]

Tags are ignored for the purpose of sorting. That is, 1.0.0-pre is sort-wise equal to 1.0.0.


$ npm install semver-loose

running the tests

From package root:

$ npm install
$ npm test




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