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Kermode
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A question about version numbers

I wonder if someone can just clarify this for me, regarding the version numbering scheme they use with Firefox.

3.6.15 is higher than 3.6.6?

I'm asking because I would den to assume zeroes after the last 6, so version 60, and if it was just six it should be 06, ie 3.6.06

But perhaps that is just me?

Aluísio A. S. G.
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Correct

Zeros are at left (just like normal math).

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Separator, not decimal point

The . is not a decimal point; it's a separator of components. Interpret it in a manner similar to this: major version 3, minor version 6, revision 15.

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Yeah, not a decimal. (more like CSV but using Periods)

You're not allowed to have more than one decimal point in a number, so as Chris Morgan said they aren't decimal points, but rather separators. In fact some software packages (not Firefox to my knowledge, but others) use commas (e.g. 3,6,15) which looks weird, and I personally prefer the use of the period, but it helps to understand what is meant (turns it into Comma-Separated Values).

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RC files

One common case is RC files; they'll have lines like FILEVERSION 0, 1, 2, 3.

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