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

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] What are version numbers?
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 18:26:29 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Zack Brown <address@hidden>

    > > Hmm.  Probably too late, though.

    > Not really. Just implement both "category--branch--version" and
    > "category--series--branch", but deprecate the former. tla could detect 
    > one was in use because "version" (or "series") is composed only of numbers
    > and periods while "branch" is almost certainly alphabetical.

    > Older projects could continue to do what they're doing, while newer
    > projects could use the clearer syntax.

Why is one "clearer" than the other, exactly?


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