Alternatives to version numbering
gr at univie.ac.at
Mon Dec 10 13:50:28 GMT 2007
On Dec 10, 2007, at 1:53 PM, Leon Brocard wrote:
> The only version numbers which make sense are numbers
> which sort sensibly. That means only one dot.
Neither asciibetical sort nor numerical sort are the be-all
and end-all. Specialized value types require specialized
Ranks in Go start with around 30-kyu ("30k") and progress
up to 1k, then go to 1-dan ("1d"), then up to 7d (usually).
After 7-dan, there are pro ranks ("1p", etc.).
They can't be sorted with plain sort()  but that doesn't
mean that someone should force Go players to use simple
numbers so they can use their language's built-in sort().
 Incidentally, Games::Go::Rank by YT knows about their
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