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Re: Bad deprecation warnings in numbers.c

From: Dirk Herrmann
Subject: Re: Bad deprecation warnings in numbers.c
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 23:42:10 +0200 (MEST)

On 13 Apr 2002, Neil Jerram wrote:

>     Dirk> IMO, people should not use any of these functions at all.
>     Dirk> We should try to remove their use from other places within
>     Dirk> guile as well.  The reason is, that these functions depend
>     Dirk> on the implementation of the bignums, which should be
>     Dirk> considered the secret knowledge of the number
>     Dirk> implementation.  It is, btw., likely to change in the not
>     Dirk> too far future, if for example we manage the switch to the
>     Dirk> GNU mp library.
> If there are no valid reasons for using these functions, we should
> change the messages to say that "this function was never intended to
> be part of the libguile API".  (And then the mailing list may later
> produce a valid reason for us! :-)

IMO that's a good way to go.

Best regards
Dirk Herrmann

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