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Re: 5.8.2 is built as 5.8.1

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Jim Cromie
October 16, 2003 23:39
Re: 5.8.2 is built as 5.8.1
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Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:

>That's no fix.  When 5.9.0 is released, I want to be able to install
>it.  As soon as a few more changes are applied, I want to be able to
>install that as 5.9.1-tobe.  
The (well an) answer is right there. ^

why not use a suffix, such as -alpha or -blead,  as is done with -RC1, etc.
the right suffix would convey the status unambiguously,
and doesnt require incessant @patchnum bumps either.

A related/follow-on question would be whether @INC should contain the 
either choice would be unsuprising.


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