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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: 1.2.3.09 184.108.40.206 vs 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 John 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).