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Re: alternatives and priorities

On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 04:55:52PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:
> > If you have a look at the order of the by_vote numbers for editors,
> > you'll see that vim, not nvi or nano, is at the top.
> A list like this only seems meaningful if the entries are fairly
> consistent with each other.
> For instance, if you have packages like:
>     PACKAGE NAME                USE COUNT
>   -----------------------------------------
>     EDITOR-1                    123
>     EDITOR-2-VERSION-3          55
>     EDITOR-2-VERSION-3.1        49
>     EDITOR-2-VERSION-4          73
> The package "EDITOR-1" is "more popular" than any other _package_, but
> one could also fairly say that EDITOR-2 is actually more popular than
> EDITOR-1 in general.  Which should be higher priority?

Good point.

I would say that all three should receive approximately the priority of
all three editors combined, but with version 4 slightly more than
version 3, and version 3 in turn slightly more than version 3.1

How's that sound?

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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