Proposal: hands off the base! :)

Laurent Deniau laurent.deniau at
Mon Jan 21 04:01:35 EST 2008

Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> step 1: create library NewArray with modules Data.NewArray.* copied
> one-to-one from Data.Array.* and publish it as version 1
> step 2: raise NewArray version to 2.0 and start making changes. once
> we've finished, raise version to 3.0 and keep interfaces for 3.*
> intact so anyone can import NewArray 3.* and got latest version with
> exactly the same interface as he used

Why not use some convention on the version number, a bit like in the 
Linux kernel (odd minor = dev, even minor = stable)?

Instead of creating NewArray, just tag Array with version 1.0.x and 
create a new branch 1.1.y as a development version of 1.0.x. Your 
NewArray 2.0 proposal will then become Array numbered 1.2.x for stable 
version and 1.3.y for development (unstable) version (your version 3.0 
would become 1.4.x and 1.5.y respectively). Moving to versions 2.0.x - 
2.1.y would mean a major change of all standard libraries (cross-cutting 
changes) like moving to features of the last standard or reflecting a 
reorganization of the standard classes.

It would allow to keep track of many dev + stable releases in parallel 
without changing the libraries names. It also allows to release 
development version more often than stable version.

Best regards,


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