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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] What are version numbers?

From: Bruce Stephens
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] What are version numbers?
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 00:11:38 +0100
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Zack Brown <address@hidden> writes:


> 2) the convention "category--branch--version" doesn't indicate the
> most likely relationship between the three elements. As you've said,
> it's much more likely that 'version' will refer to a version of the
> category, and should thus be bound more tightly to 'category' than
> to 'branch'. On the other hand, nothing is lost by putting 'branch'
> at the end of that trio, because a branch may be split off under any
> circumstances.

That's a nice clear description.


> So I suggest converting the naming convention from
> "category--branch--version" to "category--version--branch". And if
> you accept my first suggestion as well, it would become
> "category--series--branch".
> I think those suggestions taken together preserve the functionality
> of tla, while adding some good clarity and intuitiveness (downward
> scalability) to the structure.

Hmm.  Probably too late, though.


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