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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 23:44:41 +0200 (MEST)

On Sun, 14 Apr 2002, Rob Browning wrote:

> FWIW I've got GMP bignum's working here :> Guile passes make check,
> but I've still got a lot of FIXMEs and #warnings to repair.

Sounds great.

> IMO, scm_i_mkbig probably shouldn't be used by user code and shouldn't
> even be in numbers.h unless (as is the case ATM) other libguile code
> needs to call it.  (The only way around that I can think of would be
> go to a "public/private" header arrangement.)
> However, a function like 
>   void scm_num2mpz(mpz_t dest, SCM src);
> (or similar) might not be a bad idea.  We could continue to provide it
> in libguile or in a helper lib indefinitely, no matter what our
> internal representation is.

I like this idea.  However, I favor the 'helper lib' approach.

Best regards
Dirk Herrmann

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