On Sun, 18 Dec 2005, URABE Shyouhei wrote:

> Hi.
> 
> 1.10.x never come because ruby's version string must be sortable using
> String#<=>.

Where is this constraint set?  Modifying the code that handles
version numbers to support larger minor versions would seem to be
useful.  It would also help integration of gem version number
handling within ruby.  Such a change should not break existing
assumptions, since they seem to be based on single digit version
numbers (or at leeast that's true since about 1.4.4 when I joined
the community).  Therefore, in the context of this debate, it should
be possible to make such a change in 1.8.[45].

       Hugh