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Re: Debian versioning scheme (r1 vs .1)

On Mon, 4 Nov 2002 13:17:01 -0500
"Noah L. Meyerhans" <frodo@morgul.net> 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
policy says.

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
of confusion.


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