May 15, 2009
Leandro Lucarella:

>I think this is another problem with D, version naming is really confusing and lame. You can't know anything from a D version number.<

Yes, improving such small things is positive.
So I suggest to start using a "language.version.releaseStatus" numbering scheme for D2 (and maybe for D2 too).

So the current D2 becomes:
2.0.30alpha

and the current D1 becomes:
1.0.45

Once D2 gets out of alpha it may become:
2.1.0

Bye,
bearophile
May 17, 2009

bearophile wrote:
> Leandro Lucarella:
> 
>> I think this is another problem with D, version naming is really confusing and lame. You can't know anything from a D version number.<
> 
> Yes, improving such small things is positive.
> So I suggest to start using a "language.version.releaseStatus" numbering scheme for D2 (and maybe for D2 too).
> 
> So the current D2 becomes:
> 2.0.30alpha
> 
> and the current D1 becomes:
> 1.0.45
> 
> Once D2 gets out of alpha it may become:
> 2.1.0
> 
> Bye,
> bearophile

I don't think this is sufficient.  What we really need is to treat each part of the version as a complex number.

In this way, non-stable releases can have imaginary components to distinguish them from release versions.

So the current series of D 2.x compilers would become D 2i.x.  Release candidates would be D 2i.xi.  And of course, a stable release which has unreleased modifications could be D 1.x+yi

So much more intuitive than the current system plus a big, red label reading "WARNING: not stable, do not use."

  -- Daniel
May 17, 2009
On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 11:07 PM, Daniel Keep <daniel.keep.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I don't think this is sufficient.  What we really need is to treat each part of the version as a complex number.
>
> In this way, non-stable releases can have imaginary components to distinguish them from release versions.
>
> So the current series of D 2.x compilers would become D 2i.x.  Release candidates would be D 2i.xi.  And of course, a stable release which has unreleased modifications could be D 1.x+yi

Why restrict yourself to a two-dimensional complex plane when we have quaternions and octonions?
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