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From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Avoid `SCM_VALIDATE_LIST ()'
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 15:38:02 +0200

2008/9/7 Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden>:
> I am not using and enhancing GUILE primarily for fun.  A large part of
> the lilypond architecture in written in it, and performance problems
> in GUILE often translate directly to problems in LilyPond.  The reason
> I delved in the GC years ago was because lily was spending half of its
> time running GUILE's GC.
> I feel using GUILE has been a big mistake -especially considering the
> amount of time I sank into it.  I seriously looked into moving lily to
> mzscheme, but I lack the bandwidth to do that now.
> I hope you can understand that I have a somewhat different basic
> attitude wrt GUILE development.

I'm sorry to hear that.  Personally, I hugely appreciate the time that
you've invested in Guile's GC.  I wish I understood the GC fully
myself, so I could help more with that work.


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