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bug#17418: #:select gives access to private variables

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#17418: #:select gives access to private variables
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:06:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Andy Wingo <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Tue 21 Jun 2016 16:52, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> Andy Wingo <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> On Wed 04 Jun 2014 01:11, Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> Sounds good.  Specifically, I guess we should deprecate this way of
>>>>> using #:select.
>>>>> If you do this, can you adjust system/repl/coop-server.scm to avoid it?
>>>>> It imports the following private bindings:
>>>>>   start-repl* run-server* add-open-socket! close-socket!
>>>> Also: prompting-meta-read
>>> Fixed in master.
>> I would not close the bug if it remains in 2.0.x.  Thoughts?
> I think we can't break 2.0 in this regard; it's technically
> incompatible.  We could print a better deprecation warning but in this
> case I think I did the right thing.  WDYT?

Yeah, you’re probably right; it would suddenly lead to unbound
variables, whether or not people realized they were relying on
“unspecified” behavior.

I withdraw my remark!


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