Re: Newer or later?

Subject: Re: Newer or later?
From: Alec Chakenov <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:18:37 +0700

I use "an earlier version", "a later version".


2014-02-20 6:54 GMT+07:00 Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>:

> On Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:19:26 -0500, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
>
> I'd use "higher," because I've actually seen companies release a v3.0 for
>> some customers and then go back and do a v2.5 for others.
>>
>
> Gene's answer is best in general. Some outfits have crazy numbering
> schemes in which it's impossible to judge which version is "newer" or
> "later" unless you are on the design team and even then there might be
> confusion. Occasionally it's not even clear which number is higher than
> another, and spelling out the details is necessary. For example, which is
> higher, version 7.2A.1 or version 7.3? Sometimes there is special meaning
> in whether a number is odd or even.
>
> For "newer" the only thing that can have accuracy is an attached date or
> date code, but that has pitfalls as well. One engineer found to his chagrin
> that he needed had to make reference to "My memo of June 31st [sic]."
>
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References:
Newer or later?: From: Jim Witkin
Re: Newer or later?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Newer or later?: From: Peter Neilson

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