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On 11 November 2011 03:05, David Hollander <> wrote:
> Why would I want to compare a table to a string if I've got the tables?
The primary advantage of comparisons using a hash string over a
_VERSION table is it works regardless of whether or not the source of
the module is trusted.

I wasn't talking about your hash string proposal.  I was talking about the OP's proposal with the "001.023.456" thing.  I'm (somewhat) on board with you on the hash string (although hash strings are not at all human-friendly and provide no sequencing.)

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