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Re: Remove non-system asyncs?

From: Dirk Herrmann
Subject: Re: Remove non-system asyncs?
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 08:58:17 +0100 (MET)

On 23 Mar 2001, Neil Jerram wrote:

> >>>>> "Neil" == Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:
>     Neil> As far as I understand (both your point and the Guile code),
>     Neil> this is what Guile does already.  The signal handler for
>     Neil> signal SIG sets got_signal[SIG] to 1, and marks a system
>     Neil> async to run at the next safe point.  [...]
> On a superficially related point...  I think we should remove the
> non-system async code from Guile core, provide a deprecated Scheme
> emulation of them using hooks, and eventually remove the emulation as
> well.
> As far as I could work out, non-system asyncs provide nothing that is
> not provided better by hooks.  Or am I missing something?

I don't know if I understand you correctly, but I'd like to mention the
after-gc-hook here, which is run by using an async.  It could be that this
one is easily replacable, but this needs to be verified.

Best regards,
Dirk Herrmann

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