[cvsnt] Re: Version number change

John Peacock jpeacock at rowman.com
Tue Jul 12 21:19:28 BST 2005

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Tony Hoyle wrote:
> It seems more natural to me... ties in with other versioning systems 
> I've used.  March Hare did have some long (sometimes heated) discussions 
> about version numbers a year or so ago and this is what we came up with.

FWIW, zero-padded versions will always sort correctly as ASCII strings, 
whereas structured versions will not.  For example, sorting as ASCII:



p.s. of course I am sensitive to this subject, since I am the author of 
the version object module in Perl, which will sort _unpadded_ version 
strings correctly (and will be in the core for Perl v5.10.0 as well as 
available as a CPAN module for compatibility with earlier versions of Perl).

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