[llvm-dev] [lldb-dev] [cfe-dev] What version comes after 3.9? (Was: [3.9 Release] Release plan and call for testers)
Chandler Carruth via llvm-dev
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Tue Jun 14 00:43:17 PDT 2016
On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 5:03 PM Hal Finkel via lldb-dev <
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> > Subject: [cfe-dev] What version comes after 3.9? (Was: [3.9 Release]
> Release plan and call for testers)
> > Breaking this out into a separate thread since it's kind of a
> > separate
> > issue, and to make sure people see it.
> > If you have opinions on this, please chime in. I'd like to collect as
> > many arguments here as possible to make a good decision. The main
> > contestants are 4.0 and 3.10, and I've seen folks being equally
> > surprised by both.
> > Brain-dump so far:
> > - After LLVM 1.9 came 2.0, and after 2.9 came 3.0; naturally, 4.0
> > comes after 3.9.
> > - There are special bitcode stability rules  concerning major
> > version bumps. 2.0 and 3.0 had major IR changes, but since there
> > aren't any this time, we should go to 3.10.
> > - The bitcode stability rules allow for breakage with major versions,
> > but it doesn't require it, so 4.0 is fine.
> > - But maybe we want to save 4.0 for when we do have a significant IR
> > change?
> I think that this is the right approach, and we happen to have a natural
> forcing function here: opaque pointer types. I think we should increment
> the major version number when opaque pointer types are here, as it will be
> a major breaking change, and then we'll have a version 4.0. Until then,
> unless something else breaking comes up, 3.10 sounds fine to me.
+1, complete agreement.
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