Alternatives to version numbering

Leon Brocard acme at
Mon Dec 10 12:53:14 GMT 2007

On 10/12/2007, Toby Corkindale <tjc at> wrote:

> Version numbers are a well-understood way of telling whether a perl module, or
> indeed entire application, has the features or behaviour you are looking for.
> It works well for applications with a central point of release and
> distribution. You know version 1.2.0 comes after versions 1.1.0-1.1.x.

All version numbers are hateful. Different things which do different
things should be called different things, not just have a different
version number. The only version numbers which make sense are numbers
which sort sensibly. That means only one dot.


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