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Re: SmallEiffel -0.89 on sunsite - free Eiffel compiler

On Sat, 9 Nov 1996, Craig Sanders wrote:

> >Title:          SmallEiffel
> >Version:        -0.89
> >Entered-date:	30SEP96
> >Description:    Eiffel toolbox including compiler, pretty printer, finder.
> >		Please note: version numbers are negative;  
> >		-0.89, for example, is newer than -0.91.
> why are the version numbers negative?

  Rhetorical question:  Why on earth would SmallEiffel's author decide to make the
version numbers negative?  

  .. Positive version numbers.  It's not just a good idea.. it's the LAW. :)

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