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SubjectRe: The naming wars continue...
On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 06:08:12PM -0700, alan wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Hey guys, calm down, I meant "naming wars" in a silly kind of way, not the
> > nasty kind.
> >
> > The fact is, Linux naming has always sucked. Well, at least the versioning
> > I've used. Others tend to be more organized. Me, I'm the "artistic" type,
> > so I sometimes try to do something new, and invariably stupid.
> >
> > The best suggestion so far has been to _just_ use another number, which
> > makes sense considering my dislike for both -rc and -pre.
> >
> > However, for some reason four numbers just looks visually too obnoxious to
> > me, so as I don't care that much, I'll just use "-rc", and we can all
> > agree that it stands for "Ridiculous Count" rather than "Release
> > Candidate".
> >
> > More importantly, maybe we could all realize that it isn't actually that
> > big of an issue ;)
>
> Besides... -pre and -rc additions do not sort correctly unless your sort
> routine has special cases to take care of it.

I've got a good page or so of compare function in ketchup already, I'm
loathe to teach it about -final though.

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