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Re^2: In Need of Mentoring

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 16, 2012 at 07:24 UTC ( #948079=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: In Need of Mentoring
in thread In Need of Mentoring

I don't see much of that anymore. AFAIK, the recommendation is to use a float with 6 decimal places. You should highly consider your module for semantic versioning.

I never saw anyone mention "semantic versioning", and I think I know why, its absolute nonsense :) I can't tell if the idea has merit, its too hard to parse (compare to compare to http://www.json.org/ ).

All I can say is, whatever numbering scheme you adopt, make sure the documentation renders the number redundant information. Note important changes in the docs and in some kind of CHANGES file.


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Re^3: In Need of Mentoring
by repellent (Priest) on Jan 16, 2012 at 08:10 UTC
    Of course you can't tell the merit, you didn't parse it! :) Versions are versions, something you keep bumping up over time to show progression/improvement. Corporations try to make them look sexy.

    Semantic versioning is a recommendation if you haven't made up your mind yet for the format of your software version. In it, the numbers try to tell what changed in your software's public API.

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