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Re: future versions


On 22 March 2015 at 17:28, Jack Howarth wrote:
> Is this the policy going forward for the 6.0 release as well?

Yes, as it says on that webpage.

> If it is
> being done just to avoid the stigma of a .0 release, it really smacks
> of being too cute by half.

That's not the reason, there's a rationale on the webpage too.

If someone says they have 4.9.0 it could be the final release or a
trunk build from 9 months earlier, which would be a very different
compiler. Similarly, 4.9.1 would be the final release or a build on
the branch from the day after 4.9.0 was released.

With the new scheme the __GNUC_PATCHLEVEL__ component is different for
final releases and snapshots.


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