After I upgraded to latest stable
npm, I tried
npm install moment --save. It saves the entry in the
package.json with the
caret(^) prefix. Previously, it was a
- Why are these changes made in
- What is the difference between
- What is the advantages over others?
In the simplest terms, the tilde matches the most recent minor version
(the middle number). ~1.2.3 will match all 1.2.x versions but will
The caret, on the other hand, is more relaxed. It will update you to
the most recent major version (the first number). ^1.2.3 will match
any 1.x.x release including 1.3.0, but will hold off on 2.0.0.