On Sunday, May 23, 2004, 1:37:26 PM, Hal wrote:

> Nicholas Van Weerdenburg wrote:
>> Trailing decimal places would serve the same purpose.
>> 
>> e.g. 0.5.1.01
>> 
>> This is really no different then commercial software development with
>> build numbers and regular internal test builds.
>> 
>> I'm not sure about the second point- I'm more inclined to contribute to
>> something I'm using, whether it's 0.5 or 3.1. Do Perl or Python history
>> offer some insight into this?

> That wasn't the point I was trying to make. The point was that by making
> the development public, by taking a "release often" approach, we have
> very frequent releases and use up a lot of numbers.

> I guess I was just making a counter-argument to those who say there
> should only be two or three releases, and nothing before 0.9 should
> see the light of day.

What about people who release software with version numbers like
20040523?  Man, *that* must be pretty advanced :)

Gavin