Version Number Philosophy

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 5 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

From the documentation for Python’s distutils.version:

StrictVersion
Version numbering for anal retentives and software idealists.

LooseVersion
Version numbering for anarchists and software realists.

Who ways programmers don’t have a sense of humor.

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