Re: Debian versioning scheme (r1 vs .1)
On Mon, 4 Nov 2002 13:17:01 -0500
"Noah L. Meyerhans" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Version numbers are arbitrary and meaningless.
My turn to express my pet hate.
Its not a version number, its a version string... irrespective of what
A number cant have words embeded in it in a non-mathematical manner.
Numbers use decimal points, the '.' in the version string isnt a decimal
point, its a seperator.
If it were a number then 0.1 would be bigger than 0.00000001
If we refered to it as a string rather than a number it would avoid a lot