Should the PVP be changed with regards to instances?

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Tue Dec 20 18:45:20 CET 2011

On Tue, 20 Dec 2011, Johan Tibell wrote:

> Hi,
> I find myself reluctant to add new instances to the unordered-containers package, because doing so would require a
> major version bump according to the PVP. Major version bumps are annoying for several reasons:
>  * Libraries that depend on unordered-containers need to be updated and make new releases.
>  * We get rapid successions of major releases without many actual changes (i.e. none as far as most users are
> concerned).
> Introducing new instances is unlikely to break users, as they will only get into trouble if they use orphan
> instances, which is already asking for trouble!

For the same reason I break the PVP in this respect frequently ...

I think that it should be allowed to add instances within a minor version.

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