A conversation with Linus at LinuxCon Japan
Posted Jun 4, 2011 2:26 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
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Version numbers aren't decimal numbers. A lot of Americans especially
tend to forget that, due to our use of the dot
Sorry, I didn't notice that opportunity for confusion. I didn't mean
3.21 is a decimal number because it has a decimal point in it. I meant 21 is a decimal number. Linus plans to use an x.y number scheme, with the y part resetting and the x part incrementing at arbitrary points instead of using decimal, where the cipher is a string of digits, each turning over at 10.
20 isn't "too big" for anything, it's just an arbitrary number in an
arbitrary range chosen as a reason to increase another arbitrary number.
But those are Linus' word. The reason to increase the first number from 3 to 4 is that (approximately) 20 is "too big."
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