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Re: No calc in pretest?

From: Jon Cast
Subject: Re: No calc in pretest?
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 15:51:26 -0500

Stefan Monnier <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> wrote:
> As I said, I don't really buy that argument.  We'd still have this
> info since 22.2 would be a bugfix release (i.e. a minor change) over
> 22.1.  We just wouldn't be able to differentiate between "major" and
> "really major", but as I pointed out, this has already been the case
> in the past, if you look at how the 19.x versions evolved.  There
> was no easy way to tell if a new version was just a bugfix, a minor
> improvement or a major step forward.

My scheme allows us to differentiate `major' and `really major'.  The
fact we haven't had this information before doesn't seem to me like a
terribly compelling reason not to provide it now.


> For the record, I don't have any objection to using 3-part revisions.
> I just find that keeping the same 2-part revisions but just
> bumping the first number more often is simpler.

Simpler, yes.  But not much simpler--probably not enough to make that
any advantage.

>       Stefan

Jon Cast

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