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Re: api differences between 1.4 and 1.6

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: api differences between 1.4 and 1.6
Date: 22 Feb 2002 15:32:04 +0000
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>>>>> "thi" == Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

    thi>    From: Neil Jerram <address@hidden>
    thi>    Date: 19 Feb 2002 20:13:02 +0000

    thi>    I will have time available on Friday.  If there's any part of this
    thi>    that you can sensibly delegate to me, I'd be happy to help out then.

    thi> well, i started on a script to read in the output of `api-diff' (see
    thi> recent guile-sources posting), and write out (possibly) 
    thi> references for each symbol, but got bogged down in unrelated matters;
    thi> been dealing w/ a(nother) dead lap-top since the 19th...

    thi> probably better to let me suffer through this on my own, and instead
    thi> take a look at some of the not-yet-fixed bugs.  on the other hand,
    thi> xfree86 4.x config is grinding me down (slowly), so if you can whip up
    thi> an xref script in the next day or so, go for it.

What do you mean by an xref script?

It seemed to me that the necessary next steps were to group everything
from your C/Scheme new/old lists into functional groups, and then for
each group try to explain the change/removal/addition.  I also think
that we should classify a lot of stuff as internal/experimental -
i.e. "use at your own risk", and not such a high priority for us to
document right now.  (For example, anything scm_gc_* would be
internal, and environments and anything in C to do with GOOPS would be


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