Version and Derision

Peter Naulls
Dec 13, 2019 · 3 min read
Which numbers to choose?

You’ve seen version numbers in software. 1.0, 2.1, 1.1.0 and sometimes much more complex schemes. Sometimes they get confusing — is 1.1.10 newer than 1.1.2? Yes. Is 4.1a newer than 4.1? It depends.

Usually though, schemes make sense within the context of the software itself, with approximately increasing versions.

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