Re: version numbering
On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 05:31:34PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> An example where an epoc would be needed would be if 0.7.3.3 was
> uploaded as 7.3.3 instead. The epoc is designed to handle this
> problem and allows 1:0.7.3.3 to be later than 7.3.3 to fix that
> situation. But that is not the case here and the epoc can be avoided.
Really, what's so bad about an epoch? It works. It's invented to fix
SNAFU's like this one.
Personally, I _very_ much prefer a clean epoch over a silly version
number such as 188.8.131.52.1.really.184.108.40.206.1.though.I.mean.something.else-1
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond