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Manual bug, old manuals.

From: Anton Vidovic
Subject: Manual bug, old manuals.
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:52:52 +0100

Hello Guilers,

In the 2.0 manual, probably in 1.8 and 1.6 also, in section 2.4 "Writing guile 
extensions", the function "scm_num2dbl" is used in the code example. This 
function was, as I could find out, deprecated in 1.4 and removed in 1.6.

Second, I would ask you to put back the 1.8 manual on 


I can not upgrade to 2.0 at work, and would like to be able to quickly look 
things up for 1.8 (and 1.6) if I need them.

Also I would ask you to also put back the link to the old guile tutorial, 
before it was rewritten to use gnuplot.


gnuplot is not a part of the gnu project, and it is not GPL. It's licence is 
also bordering on non-free, since distribution of modified versions is not 
permitted, modifications can only be distributed as separate patches.

I think that it is not OK for a core gnu project to rely on non-GNU, non-GPL 
and borderline non-free software for a beginners tutorial, no matter how 
convenient gnuplot might be.

The last point, Mike Gran has recently anounced on the dev list that he will 
remove his "Guile book", which is currently linked on


Could you please copy the book and make it available directly on the Guile 
website, for future references?

I somehow have the feeling that more and more of the older (outdated) Guile 
documentation is being removed from the web completely, and I think this is 
bad, especially the removal of the old tutorial.

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