[oe] [RFC, PATCH] distros: prettier notation for dev snapshots version strings

Antonio Ospite ospite at studenti.unina.it
Mon Mar 1 22:35:37 UTC 2010

On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 14:14:13 -0800
Khem Raj <raj.khem at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Antonio Ospite
> <ospite at studenti.unina.it> wrote:
> > Make archives names look a little better. Compare the current:
> >  minimal-.dev-snapshot-20100216-i686-linux-armv5te-linux-gnueabi-toolchain.tar.bz2
> > to the proposed:
> >  minimal-dev.snapshot.20100216-i686-linux-armv5te-linux-gnueabi-toolchain.tar.bz2
> may be just getting rid of that '-.' and using just '-' would be enough ?
> is there any advantage of using . over -

I thought that using some dot-notation would make more clear both that
the string indicates a _version_ and that it is a single field on its


Antonio Ospite

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A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
   See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style
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