Compare Version Numbers

Compare two version numbers version1 and version2.

  • If version1 > version2 return 1,
  • If version1 < version2 return -1,
  • otherwise return 0.

You may assume that the version strings are non-empty and contain only digits and the . character.
The . character does not represent a decimal point and is used to separate number sequences.
For instance, 2.5 is not "two and a half" or "half way to version three", it is the fifth second-level revision of the second first-level revision.

Here is an example of version numbers ordering:

0.1 < 1.1 < 1.2 < 1.13 < 1.13.4
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