Lameboy's coder can't count.

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Oct 13, 2008

Lameboy's coder can't count. by Midna at 1:18 AM (2,330 Views / 0 Likes) 23 replies

  1. Midna
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    So I'm going through the homebrew section in GBAtemp's Download Center, and okay, Lameboy .6, .7, .8, .9, .10, .11... What the hay? Lameboy .11 is the highest version! some coder never learned the decimal system. Apparently 0.11 is higher as a Number than 0.9. Wow.
     


  2. dinofan01

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    This is unnecessary. Save this for EOF or something.
     
  3. outphase

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    Version numbers are not necessarily in the decimal system. Sometimes the number refers to the build number, revision or release. v.6 refers to the 6th release, .11 refers to the 11th.

    There are plenty of numbers that use x.y.z in version numbers. Ex: The most recent stable build of Ubuntu is 8.04.1. The decimal number system does not support a second decimal point.
     
  4. Joe88

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    just because it doesnt say v0.09 (even though v0.9 really means v0.90)
    just assume it
     
  5. Rayder

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    I'm sure EVERYONE knew what the dude meant. Picking nits about version numbers seems a bit silly to me.
     
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    What the hey? Ubuntu devs can't count! Look at this: 7.10, 8.04, 8.10 HOLY SHIZZ PICKLES. What happened to 7.11, 7.12, 7.13, 7.14, 7.15,7.16, 7.17, 7.18, 7.19(following was cut for space issues, sorry.)
     
  7. m-p{3}

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    It's been like this for a while in the software development world, especially under Linux. You'll get used to it.
     
  8. Brian117

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    Yeah...

    This thread is really unnecessary.

    Only a 100% geek would notice that.
     
  9. DeMoN

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    The dots in version number don't necessarily refer to decimal points.
     
  10. Aerundel

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    None of those go backwards in the decimal system. The versions you don't see were internal revisions. Nice try though.

    And if the dot doesn't mean a decimal point, maybe they shouldn't put a zero in front of it, hmm?

    Doesn't take a geek to notice that 0.9 comes after 0.11. However, it DOES take one to know that 0.9 came before 0.11, since they were obviously following the releases as they came out [​IMG]

    However, there's another way to figure things out: submission dates.
     
  11. Banger

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    So version numbers have to use a decimal now? I shall let everyone know ASAP
     
  12. FencingFoxFTW

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    software releases dont use a decimal system

    the number before the dot changes for mayor updates, the numbers after the dot are for minor updates

    they can aldo use more than one dot, for bugfixes or whatever

    so, for example, if Nero geos from 8.3.8 to 8.3.20, that's a minor(very minor) update or a fix

    if they go from 8.3 to 8.10 it's a minor update

    if they go from 8.3 to 9, it's a mayor update, or at least it's supposed to be. sometimes they just add more eyecandy and bloat, then they shove it as a new version.
     
  13. Banger

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    You can lable your updates whatever way you wish if you are the programer.


    If I wanted to release a program or anything really and i wanted to have my updates in the following format:

    1 --> a --> 2 --> b --> 3 --> c


    I could
     
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    You know who else can't count? U2.

    Uno, Dos, Tres, Catorce, indeed.
     
  15. Beware

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    Can't rhyme either. Tortoise != Choice
     
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    that one makes me wonder indeed, but its just a song
     
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    geeks are considered intelligent.. that was an unnecessary compliment, or at least i think ! lol. [​IMG]
     
  18. redviper

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    Wrong. Ubuntu uses a version numbering system based on the date of release:

    6.06 - released June 2006
    7.10 - released October 2007
    8.04 - released April 2008

    It's always [Y].[MM]
     
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    what the heck lol then lets say I released a trans patch version 8.04.9
    then if I update it, does it become 8.05.0?? lololol
     
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    My congratulations to you fine sir.
    Now you have taken the time to point this out, can you point us to your contributions to homebrew?
    Of course the fact that version numbers aren't actually decimals is irrelevant... but the fact that you noticed 0.9 decimal IS more than 0.11 decimal (not 0.10? ...K) is an achievement.
    All coders with multiple period symbols in your versions may quit now as you are not worthy of midna as thats just not how decimals work.
     

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