Heihachi made a good point.
MAME versioning doesn't bother me (and why would anybody care even if it did), I was just opening a discussion where you know... forum members could say their opinion... You know, what usually happens in forums.
Which is why I was a bit surprised with this:
It should be pretty abundantly obvious what the answer is to that, as it's been answered many times before, and you're not treading any new ground that other dumb users haven't.
So is there a reason, beside being a Supreme Being and MAME dev (*), you are such an *sshole?
* (...and your teeth safe behind your monitor and your forum status safe -not necessary for you to follow any rules that apply to us "commoners"- in contrast to me, that I am aware what I may be facing with my comment)