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Re: Documentation of reduce in guile manual

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Documentation of reduce in guile manual
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:23:21 +0200
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Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu 14 Apr 2011 10:18, David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:
>>> On Tue 12 Apr 2011 14:00, David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> In the guile manual (listed as
>>>> ii  guile-1.6-doc
>>> For words that aren't ten years old, try Guile 2.0, which fixes this
>>> issue, among others.
>> It is the version of guile with the API used in the very latest versions
>> of Debian and Ubuntu (to be released), so the "10 year old words" will
>> stick around for at least a year.
> I believe they also package guile-1.8-doc, which are merely 5 year old
> words.

Well, that explains some.  It would appear that

a) docs are not installed by default, one has to install them manually
b) there is no metapackage guile-doc, so one has to specify versions
c) once one installs guile-1.6-doc, dpkg is happy to keep it around even
   when one upgrades guile to 1.8
d) deinstalling guile-1.6-doc after installing guile-1.8-doc*,
   one needs to look for the file "guile-1.8" as info.  guile.info no
   longer is there, even after running dpkg-reconfigure on the
   guile-1.8-doc* packages.
e) the documentation for reduce indeed is quite better.

David Kastrup

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