What's the '0' for in the version number?

Andrew J Bromage andrew@bromage.org
Tue, 7 May 2002 09:00:16 +1000

G'day all.

> > Why is it GHC "5.02.2", "5.03" etc.? Wouldn't it be easier 
> > with "5.2.2", "5.3"?

On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 11:44:03AM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:

> I don't know, probably historical reasons: as far as I can remember,
> GHC's version numbers always had two digits after the decimal point.

At least until you get into two-digit major version numbers, this
way of doing things makes the filenames appear in version order when
you type 'ls'.

Andrew Bromage