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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache/src CHANGES httpd.h
Date Sat, 19 Jul 1997 19:55:18 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> >>   Note that 1.2b11 would have been 1020011 and 1.2.0 would be
> 1020012,
> >>   since the beta sequence numbers are actually X.X.0 releases.
> >
> >Hmmm ... that's a little artificial - how about jnnffrbb where
> j,n,f,b
> >are as above and r=1 for a release and 0 for a beta. So, 1.2b11 would
> be
> >10200011 and 1.2.0 would be 10200100.
>
> Think of it terms of little changes along a single path.  The change
> from 1.2b11 to 1.2.0 is actually the smallest change possible.  In my
> view, it is just another beta.

True, but in my scheme I can generate the correct number without knowing
any history - in yours, I have to remember what the last beta was. Both
have the desired property (monotonically increasing). Also, in my scheme
the function is invertible - yours is not.

Cheers,

Ben.

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