### Version numbering
Loris releases follow the [semantic versioning scheme](http://semver.org/) of **MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH**. This primarily means that
1. the MAJOR version number is bumped to signify that backwards-incompatible API (or CLI) changes have been introduced,
2. the MINOR version number is bumped when backwards-compatible feature sets or other changes have been introduced, and
3. the PATCH version number is bumped whenever backwards-compatible bug fixes are introduced.
### Asserting Loris version compatibility
The procedure `(platform:assert-version MAJOR MINOR PATCH)` may be used to ensure your program is built with a compatible version of Loris. If applied to a version number set that the underlying Loris library is not backwards (or forwards) compatible with, the program will exit with an error.