Re: Summary: dpkg and alpha/beta versioning
"Yann" == Yann Dirson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Yann> Needed: Some technical info about why people consider epochs as bad.
> Yann> It seems most arguments only used aesthetic reasons. Please someone
> Yann> correct me if I'm wrong.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> wrote:
> You'd be hard pressed to find any. One possible reason could
> be that the actual ordering of numbers would be confusing to humans
> (since epochs are not encoded in files names, epochs can be used to
> set up ordering of revisions in a fashion that is totally different
> from what one may assume looking at the names of the files)
The primary objection to the use of epochs is that they're unnecessary.
Why use a version prefix (which has a very large scope) when using
a version suffix (which has a much smaller scope) will do?
Anyways, it's a solved problem at this point...
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