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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-12 14:45:10

Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> writes:

> From: Jonathan Wakely <cow_at_[hidden]>
>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 10:55:37AM -0400, Rob Stewart wrote:
> What's to stop any compiler from using a 3 digit version number
> sometime in the future? Yes, GCC has moved on to 4.x, so there's
> no 3.x version even close to that, and there aren't likely to be
> (m)any more 2.x releases, but if you are going to choose a
> convention, it ought to account for forseeable problems, right?

Unless it makes things too hard to read. With typically seven digits
in a number it gets hard to divide them into groups of 3.

Note that all the numbers above are wrong because they're octal. You
can't use a leading zero, so typically we'll be looking at 5 digits.

what's-to-stop-them-from-using-a-4-digit-number-ly y'rs,

Dave Abrahams
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