Alternatives to version numbering

Philippe Bruhat (BooK) philippe.bruhat at
Mon Dec 10 13:56:48 GMT 2007

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 12:53:14PM +0000, Leon Brocard wrote:
> 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.

Having no dots at all avoids confusion when 1.99 suddenly hits 1.100
and so many changes weren't foreseen. Integers++

 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)

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