A library for creating, editing, and comparing semantic versioning numbers.
This library parse versions,
It can parse constraints (like Composer versions),
>=1.0 >=1.0,<2.0 >=1.0,<1.1 | >=1.2,
The goal of that is to let you check if a version matches a constraint, or to check if a constraint is a subset of another constraint.
All that is done to let us select which version is compatible with a user constraints.
It works with the same rules of Composer versioning.
In order to use standard PHP sorting there is a helper class 'Compare' to use it with a sort you will need to do this;
use Version\Version; use Version\Compare; $vers = array(); $vers = Version::parse('1.1.1d1'); $vers = '1.1.1'; $obj = new Compare(); usort( $vers, array( $obj, 'compare' ) );
The above should allow any normal PHP sort to be instigated with very little effort.
Note: You should see that it will handle a string or a Version object as the variable to sort automatically.