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Re: Internal visibility

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: Internal visibility
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 21:48:16 +0100

2008/6/1 Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden>:
> It's just that it's convenient and equivalent to 1.6's `SCM_STRING_CHARS ()',
> so people have come to use it...  According to Google's codesearch,
> `scm_i_string_chars ()' is used by Mailutils, Lilypond, AutoGen, SND and
> a few others.

IMO that amounts to a strong case for making it an official API.  I
believe the argument against doing that is something to do with future
multi- and variable-byte string encodings - but perhaps we can handle
that as a transitional issue once those encodings are in place?


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