Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Don't ask to ask, just ask

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

The most common version number for a brand new module is 0.0.1. This might not mean what you want it to mean to some people. The problem is, a major number of '0' sometimes means 'pre-release' and sometimes just means '1st major version' with no value attached to the alpha/beta/release quality.

So, unless you're intentionally denoting that your module is 'pre-release', it might be best to start off at 1.0.0.

Here's an example: You're in the 1st major release, 5th minor release and 13th patch release. It's not pre-release. It's production quality.

1.5.13 seems to really say exactly that.

0.5.13 might be saying exactly that, or it might be saying all that PLUS this module is not considered release quality.

If your module is NOT release ready, I have no problem with a major release number of 0. I also have no problem with a major release number of 1 or 23 or whatever. You are not limited to the version number as the location of your statement about the release status of your module.

I only think it's unclear to label a release quality module with a major version number of 0.

This runs right into another topic: When do you consider your module production quality? I'm not going to take a stab at that right now. I just wanted to urge folks who have production quality modules to use a major version number greater than 0.


Update: Yet again I have demonstrated what a lousy writer I am.

I am saying it would be best if people started at 0 and jumped to 1 when they're ready to release. However, since a lot of folks don't do that, they should just start at 1.

In reply to Versions Thought by pileofrogs

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others romping around the Monastery: (5)
    As of 2018-06-20 06:53 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

      Results (116 votes). Check out past polls.