Alternatives to version numbering

Peter Corlett abuse at
Fri Jan 4 00:38:45 GMT 2008

On 3 Jan 2008, at 23:54, Toby Corkindale wrote:
> I was just wondering about the case in the real world where we're  
> seeing
> vendors provide all sorts of specific patches to things though..

Even in the confusing closed-source Windows and Mac world, simple  
version numbers work well. Computers may be able to resolve complex  
dependencies, but humans like simple stuff that can be easily  

"use 5.8.1;" is not just for the sole benefit of the Perl interpreter.

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