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Re: What's the next release number?

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 11:11 AM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Benjamin R. Haskell wrote on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 11:07:12 -0500:
> > What's an example situation?  "The change will appear after version X.Y"
> > and "The bug was fixed after version X.Y" both seem reasonable to me for
> > situations that need a description in natural language.
> >
> In zsh-syntax-highlighting, when I make a bugfix that depends on
> a bugfix in zsh, in the ticket I'd like to say "The fix requires
> zsh 5.1.2 or newer".

"The fix requires zsh newer than 5.1.2"

> For something automated (e.g. `is-at-least X.Y.Z`), you can just assume it
> > will be a patch release, since the version increment will be at least as
> > much as a patch release.  Even if no release ever exists with that
> specific
> > version, the next release will still compare as greater.
> >
> Sure.  But for natural language it might be confusing to refer people to
> "5.1.2 and newer" when there's no zsh-5.1.2.tar.gz available for
> download...

Agreed, so for natural language, I think the correct approach is to avoid
trying to specify a future version.  Just use "newer than x.y.z"


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