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Re: limits for package name and version (MBF alert: ... .deb filenames)

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 04:07:11PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> Then, you use UTC date+time, that's two digits for the
> best-practice leading of "0.", plus 13 digits for YYYYMMDDTHHMM,
> which is quite precise enough most of the time.  Add two more for
> seconds, and it is almost always precise enough to identify the
> head commit in a branch

Or use seconds since the epoch (which is what I do) to get the same
precision in only 10 decimal digits, though arguably less
human-readable. For that matter, converting epoch seconds to
hexidecimal gets it down to 8 characters while still sorting
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