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Re: Time for GCC 5.0? (TIC)
On 11/05/2012 07:43 PM, DJ Delorie wrote:
I tend to agree that major version number bumps ought to be tied to
major user-visible changes.
Ian Lance Taylor <email@example.com> writes:
Also the fact that GCC is now written in C++ seems to me to be
deserving of a bump to 5.0.
I see no reason why an internal design change that has no user visible
effects should have any impact on the version number.
Typically a major version bump is reserved for either massive new
functionality or a break with backwards compatibility.
I think dropping reload would quality, particularly if there are other
major user visible changes going on. For example, significant
improvements in modularity allowing for easier plugin development, major
improvements in static & dynamic analysis capabilities, etc.