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Re: [BDW-GC] "Inlined" storage; `scm_take_' functions

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [BDW-GC] "Inlined" storage; `scm_take_' functions
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 10:20:45 +0200
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Mike Gran <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 02:14 +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:


>> The `scm_take_' functions for strings/symbols/bytevectors are now
>> essentially aliases to the corresponding `scm_from_' because we cannot
>> advantageously reuse the provided storage.
>> Should these functions be deprecated or discouraged?
> says that scm_take_ isn't often used by other
> projects, but, it is used by lilypond.  I think that's reason enough to
> leave it in.  I'd vote for keeping them and adjusting the docs to say
> something like
>      Like `scm_from_locale_string' and `scm_from_locale_stringn',
>      respectively, but also immediately frees STR after creating
>      the Guile string.
> Or something like that.

Of course, I meant "keep them but possibly moved into
{discouraged,deprecated}.c".  Your doc suggestion looks good to me also.


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