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decimal counting sequences less than 1 (wuz Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Warning: Tree raster can hang you
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- Subject: decimal counting sequences less than 1 (wuz Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Warning: Tree raster can hang you
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 21:05:08 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <20000716133404.E14285@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.1000716060728.29778K-100000@fuga> <20000716132322.D14285@xxxxxxxxxxx> <Pine.LNX.3.96.1000716060728.29778K-100000@fuga>
Geez! I thought this was settled centuries ago !-) T
At 01:34 PM 7/16/00 +0300, you wrote:
>On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 06:09:11AM +0300, Tuomas J. Lukka wrote:
>> But there's a standards problem: some people have used
>> and other use them as numbers; 0.11 is between 0.1 and 0.2.
>> It's common enough to make me want to avoid it.
>True. Nevertheless, in my own programs I've used the first scheme with
>> > (Think of 0.10 being newer than 0.9.)
>> Yuck. NEVER.
>What's the problem (beyond the above)? You just need to consider the
>version number as consisting of period-separated natural number fields.
>This is, for example, the version scheme imposed by dpkg on packages
>(except that dpkg uses alphanumeric fields).
>> > > 0.0.1: I dislike non-floating-point versions.
>> > And I dislike floating-point versions :-)
>> For what reason?
>I'll quote you: "yuck". It's a personal preference.
>> > > Any reason in particular to use those?
>> > It's just that it's more standard. (At least where I come from.)
>> 0.01 is pretty much standard on CPAN.
>Perl (including the stuff on CPAN) is about the only one using this
>Anyway, it's your and Ted's call.
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