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From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Avoid `SCM_VALIDATE_LIST ()'
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 17:04:44 +0200

2008/9/7 Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden>:
> 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.

Agreed - modulo that sometimes complexity is useful/needed, and in
such situations it can be made acceptable by sufficient commenting.

> 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.

I don't think the elisp support is complex, but I've made a note to
review it and add comments where that would be useful.

> 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.

I'm afraid to say that I believe they are moving away from Guile.  I
think their reasons are different, though: the (perceived) complexity
of the g-wrap workflow, and new core developers not liking Scheme as a


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