Subject: Re: src/gnu/usr.bin/egcs/common
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 12/17/1999 15:27:35
On 17 Dec 1999 15:24:42 -0800
firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris G. Demetriou) wrote:
> > Why even have a major number?
> Good question. Once you come to understand the implications of
> bumping the major number, it does seem fairly obvious to follow on and
> ask that. I've not come up with any good reason other than "in case,
> because of some horrible catastrophic problem in the future, you
> Really Really Really need to bump them."
Major number bumps are also a lot less catstrophic in cases of less-used
libraries, e.g. libutil, or whatever.
Yah, for libc, they're mostly useless.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>