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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-08 00:58:31

Thomas Witt <witt_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Dave,
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Thomas Witt <witt_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>>> I'm all for dropping the leading 1.
>>> Yes it is meaningless, but is it worth the effort? Personally I don't
>>> think so, we have bigger fish to fry.
>> I don't think it takes any significant effort at all to name the next
>> release 34.0 instead of 1.34.0
> I think you are underestimating the effort. There is QA, i.e. finding
> all the places the version number is used.

Why would anyone need to do that? Are people depending on Boost
version numbers being strictly sequential?

> I don't even want to think
> about library naming schemes and such. Then as mentioned earlier the
> change has to be communicated to users with respect to rationale and
> what it means. What is kind of related is the ripple effect for users.
> See Olivers post with respect to this. This applies to communication
> too. Think about telling management/legal department you want to move
> from 1.33 to 34.0 if that does not draw questions I don't know what will.
> That being said, after thinking about it for a while I have to say I am
> not really ready to give up on the major version number. If we ever get
> around modularizing boost this might justify calling it 2.x.

I don't care much about this issue at all, FWIW. I'm just curious, is all.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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