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

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Mar 30 12:08:14 CEST 2005

Frank Küster wrote:


 > Did you notice that the version numbers Knuth chose are unambiguous in
 > both schemes, that is when you treat them as real numbers as well as
 > when you treat them as integers?  One could speculate that he tried to
 > convey the concept of asymptoticity (?) to the human reader, while still
 > following the machine-readable convention of integer version numbers.

Yes, I'm very happy to accept that point.  Indeed, if we could
reach agreement that version numbers should retain the same rank-order
when (a) sorted as reals, and (b) sorted as ordered pairs of integers,
I would be positively ecstatic :-)   As far as I can tell, Staszek
et al were adopting that convention (tacitly) whilst "libconvert-binhex-perl"
appears to violate it, if "version 1.119 must be higher than 1.12" as
previously asserted.

** Phil.

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