[development] Choosing the N number for .install's hook_update_N

Adrian Rossouw adrian at bryght.com
Thu Aug 7 17:16:17 UTC 2008

On 07 Aug 2008, at 6:57 PM, Morbus Iff wrote:

> As a developer, the use of 5.x and 6.x wasn't *my choice* - it was  
> placed on me (rightfully and logically) by the Drupal package  
> management system. When I develop, the world revolves around my  
> module, not Drupal.   When my module is "2.0", it's a "major" thing  
> in my software development mentality. The fact that it happens to be  
> compatible with Drupal 6 is an install pre-requisite, not embedded  
> into its version number.

All of this is irrelevant as changing it now is a pointless exercise  
in complicating our lives for very little benefit.

We'd have to support multiple different version numbers which could  
result in very strange issues down the line.

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