Re: version numbers
> Digit placement, (such as that used in 1.02) should not be used in a
> versioning scheme, because it places predetermined limits on the number
> of revisions that can happen within a given level.
Not if a decimal point is inferred if and only if there is a leading zero.
> Instead, dots (.) should be used to separate revision levels, and leading
> zeros within a level should be ignored within a numerical field.
That will lead to confusion. The upstream maintainer put that zero there
for a reason (though maybe not a good one). I wouldn't do it myself, but I
have no trouble understanding his intent.
In any case, both dpkg and the upstream author are beyond my control.
Do I have any recourse other than an epoch?
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