[tex-implementors] Re: [tex-live] LM as the default outline font?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Wed Mar 30 00:50:11 CEST 2005

Joachim Schrod <jschrod at npc.de> writes:

>>>>>> "PT" == Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> writes:
> PT> Frank Küster wrote:
> PT> [snip]
>>> It doesn't matter much what they say or do:  By convention, software
>>> versions use integers (and even letters), not real numbers.  
> PT> /Who's/ convention ?
> The rest of the world?
> Can one name any software package outside of the TeX world that uses
> real numbers as version ids? I can't, sorry.

The XEmacs package system actually uses real numbers to compare
versions.  And the XEmacs maintainers readily admit that this probably
was quite a mistake and should get replaced by something saner in a
future version...

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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