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Re: Manual bug, old manuals.

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: Manual bug, old manuals.
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 22:26:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

On Fri 25 Mar 2011 20:52, "Anton Vidovic" <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

This has been fixed in git.  I updated the 2.0 docs on the site.

> Second, I would ask you to put back the 1.8 manual on 
> http://www.gnu.org/software/guile/docs/docs.html.

Done.  I also added a 2.0 link, as opposed to master.

> Also I would ask you to also put back the link to the old guile
> tutorial, before it was rewritten to use gnuplot.
> http://www.gnu.org/software/guile/docs/guile-tut/tutorial.html
> 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.

I agree that this is a problem.  However I think it is a bad idea to
resuscitate the old one; it uses interfaces that have been removed
and/or deprecated.

How should we move forward here?

> The last point, Mike Gran has recently anounced on the dev list that he
> will remove his "Guile book", which is currently linked on
> http://www.gnu.org/software/guile/docs/docs.html
> Could you please copy the book and make it available directly on the
> Guile website, for future references?

It's really out of date, but I did tar up a snapshot (including SGML
source (!)) and throw it up at
I do not want to host the unpacked version on www.gnu.org though, as it
is for 1.6, and incomplete.



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