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

From: Tom Lord
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: What are version numbers?
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 19:32:10 -0700 (PDT)

    > > 2) the convention "category--branch--version" doesn't indicate the most
    > > likely relationship between the three elements. As you've said, it's 
    > > 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.

    > This is completely arbitrary -- the version/sequence number of a branch
    > _may_ be related to the version/sequence of other branches, or it may
    > not (or more likely, it's related to _some_ other branches, but not
    > others).

I think what I really want to know at this point is whether the most
or least significant byte should come first in a 16-bit value.  That
-- and on which end to crack my egg.


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