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Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Warning: Tree raster can hang you
- To: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <gaia@xxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Warning: Tree raster can hang you
- From: "Tuomas J. Lukka" <lukka@xxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 06:24:31 +0300 (EEST)
- Cc: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <20000716133404.E14285@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 16 Jul 2000, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 06:09:11AM +0300, Tuomas J. Lukka wrote:
> > But there's a standards problem: some people have used
> > 0.1
> > 0.2
> > 0.3
> > ...
> > 0.9
> > 0.10
> > 0.11
> > and other use them as numbers; 0.11 is between 0.1 and 0.2.
> > It's common enough to make me want to avoid it.
> True. Nevertheless, in my own programs I've used the first scheme with
> no problems.
> > > (Think of 0.10 being newer than 0.9.)
> > Yuck. NEVER.
> What's the problem (beyond the above)? You just need to consider the
> version number as consisting of period-separated natural number fields.
The confusion for the users. Even alphabetic ordering goes against
this scheme. you'll find lots of users downloading 0.9 even though you're
up to 0.13.
> This is, for example, the version scheme imposed by dpkg on packages
> (except that dpkg uses alphanumeric fields).
> > > > 0.0.1: I dislike non-floating-point versions.
> > >
> > > And I dislike floating-point versions :-)
> > For what reason?
> I'll quote you: "yuck". It's a personal preference.
Any realistic reason?
Also, there's the semantics: what's 0.1.0 supposed to mean? A big
After 1.0 this scheme would have its uses as the patchlevel thingy,
I have to admit..
> > > > Any reason in particular to use those?
> > >
> > > It's just that it's more standard. (At least where I come from.)
> > 0.01 is pretty much standard on CPAN.
> Perl (including the stuff on CPAN) is about the only one using this
> style, AFAIK.
And unfortunately Perl is moving away from it, too...
All right, I'm willing to go with the Linux kernel -established standard.