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Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages

Wednesday, September 01, 1999, 11:14:09 AM, Brent wrote:
> Judging by the fact that Perl will now handle their version numbering
> differently, so that the next iteration is Perl 5.6, you are not the
> only one surprised by the major changes made under the label of
> such a minor epoch.

    Actually, the change from one 5.00x to the other isn't minor if one would
read how they did there schemes.  Mind, you, this is from memory, so I may be
a bit off, but...

Most of the rest of the open source world:

(Major).(minor)r(revision)  *GRRRR*


    So, perl 5.004 to 5.005 is really 5.4 to 5.5 in the "normal" notation.

    Further, iirc, the major is only change when the language itself is
changed, not when a ton of things inside the language change.

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