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From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Avoid `SCM_VALIDATE_LIST ()'
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 23:43:46 -0300
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Mikael Djurfeldt escreveu:
>> Yes, that's what I meant by "happily traverse circular lists".  :-)

> Having been part of Guile development for some time, it's sad to see
> how much work is put into changing code back and forth due to
> vacillating development goals.  It's apparent how important it is to
> have a written development policy with design decisions and
> motivations.  Probably a lot of that should also be put directly into
> the code in the form of comments.


I am participating in GUILE since it is a foundation of LilyPond.  As 
far as I am concerned, it should be fast, bug-free, standards-compliant
and should not have any code that is so complex that it will bitrot when 
its developer takes off.

That is why I am bothered by the half-working elisp support: my 
impression is that is not really used, so once Neil stops doing his
job, GUILE will be left with a bunch of weird code that noone knows
how to deal with.

All this also makes me wonder why there are no  Gnucash developers 
here, since I recall they actually do use GUILE for a lot of stuff.

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