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Re: version numbering

Scripsit Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
> On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 05:31:34PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:

>> An example where an epoc would be needed would be if was
>> uploaded as 7.3.3 instead.  The epoc is designed to handle this
>> problem and allows 1: 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?

As it was explained: It never ever goes away.

> It works. It's invented to fix SNAFU's like this one.

No, it was invented to fix the other kind of SNAFU that *cannot* be
fixed with less intrusive means.

Henning Makholm                                           "Check the sprog."

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