For some time that Perl modules are numbered with a major version, a minor version, and sometimes, a alpha/beta numbering.
Lately some modules adopted the usage of a serialized date. One of the latest was Regexp::Common. Do not stress, Abigail, nothing against it.
Now, the question are: is it useful? Should it be used just for old and stable modules like Regexp::Common or should we use it from the beginning?
I think it might gets useful. Normally it is hard to know in what direction to number distributions. Especially when you get to
But then, probably we should not use that numbering scheme for new modules. Just because you never know if you will need to change drastically the interface. And then, a major number version change might get useful.