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Re: 0.01-6 > 0.1-3 ?????

On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 05:13:45PM -0400, Thomas Hood wrote:
> Whatever happened to the idea of using the '~' character
> for "pre" versions?  E.g., 2.0 << 2.1~pre4 << 2.1~pre5 << 2.1

It died, as most attempts to do anything with far-reaching implications
tend to do.  It's still a good idea IMO..

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@bluecherry.net>          If this sig were funny...
innovate /IN no vait/ vb.: 1. To appropriate third-party technology
through purchase, immitation, or theft and to integrate it into a
de-facto, monopoly-position product. 2.  To increase in size or complexity
but not in utility; to reduce compatibility or interoperability. 3. To
lock out competitors or to lock in users. 4. To charge more money; to
increase prices or costs. 5. To acquire profits from investments in other
companies but not from direct product or service sales. 6. To stifle or
manipulate a free market; to extend monopoly powers into new markets.  7.
To evade liability for wrong doings; to get off.  8. To purchase
legislation, legistators, legislatures, or chiefs of state.  9.  To
mediate all transactions in a global economy; to embezzle; to co-opt power
(coup d'état). Cf. innovate, English usage (antonym).
        -- csbruce, in a Slashdot post

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