[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Chicken-users] srfi-98?

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] srfi-98?
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:41:18 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 02:15:58PM +0200, felix winkelmann wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:50 AM, Peter Bex <address@hidden> wrote:
> >>
> >> Even though "getenv" is more widespread, following the SRFI might be
> >> the right way.
> >
> > Agreed.  Perhaps now is a good time to start thinking about some kind of
> > system for ensuring backwards compat, to prevent cruft from accumulating?
> What I usually do is deprecating the old API and making a note somewhere
> to remove the deprecated piece of functionality one or two major releases
> later. Would you suggest a particular sort of process?

Hmm, that sounds just fine, I suppose.  No need to formalize that.
This should probably also have happened with the recently added
'Unit files', I think.

"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer
 is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
 and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
 experience much like composing poetry or music."
                                                        -- Donald Knuth

Attachment: pgp0mp55bsYAV.pgp
Description: PGP signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]