|Re: [p2-dev] Version Type Proposal|
I would go so far as saying that 'any' is not permitted as a version type. It can only be used in a query (i.e. a range).
It is expected that IUs are published with a known type (i.e. not "any") as the publisher of an IU should have the knowledge to select the appropriate version. In the unlikely case that the publisher is not capable of correctly describing the version syntax/semantics, it is still possible for the publisher to use "any". To specify "any" for the IU is saying "you can interpret this version string any way you like".
Regards, Thomas Hallgren