[Rd] Version names

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sun Nov 28 23:27:12 CET 2004

On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 21:11:15 +0000 (UTC), Gabor Grothendieck
<ggrothendieck at myway.com> wrote:

>Renaming is not really workable if you are giving your scripts to others.
>They won't want build scripts that rename their folders.  
>: Another possibility is to have your build script split up the name and
>: apply a custom sort order to it.
>: The pattern is:
>: "rw" + version number + suffix
>: The suffices appear in this order:  "dev", "alpha", "beta", "", "pat"
>: (where not all appear, e.g. "dev" never appears for a minor release,
>: and sometimes "alpha" is skipped).
>Its really desirable to keep Windows batch scripts as simple as 
>possible and such a transformation is trickier than you might
>think in the Windows batch language. 

You need a better scripting language!  

Duncan Murdoch

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