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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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