Nathan (gemsling) wrote,

Argh! Version numbers, people!

So, I spent much of the week poring over a document that I had only just been sent and was assured it was the latest version. Now I discover it was significantly out of date.

Both have the same filename.
Both have the same "Last Saved" date on the cover page. (Because the author didn't use a field.)
But I got the one missing the useful info.

I really wish we had some form of version control system and repository here, but failing that, can't we all please increment a number in the filename before sharing it with others?

EDIT: Looking closer, it seems he did send me the latest version, but I somehow still printed the old copy. Grr. Maybe I would have picked up on that mistake if there were version numbers!
Tags: gripe, rant, tech

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