[Python-Dev] Re: [Distutils] ANNOUNCE: Distutils 0.1.2 released
email@example.com (Skip Montanaro)
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 13:05:05 -0600 (CST)
>>> Or what Linus seems to do with the Linux kernel (even = stable, odd
>>> = development; or was it the other way around?).
BAW> I really dislike the odd/even distinction for exactly this reason.
It's one saving grace is that it is a uniform format. There are no
"optional" tokens like "pre", "alpha", "beta", etc for the most part.
To remember which way it is, I find it useful to execute "uname -r", check
the second digit, then look down at my shirt for a pocket protector. The
two pieces of information together work for me. I currently get
"2.2.13-4mdk" from uname. I don't even have a pocket, let alone a pocket
protector, so even numbers must be stable releases...
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