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Re: RFD: drop the GH interface.

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: RFD: drop the GH interface.
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:40:23 +0200

Hi Bruce, and thanks for your input on this...

2008/9/18 Bruce Korb <address@hidden>:
> From a Guile-user and not developer perspective, the sequence needs to be:
> 1. the most retrograde platform must have all the GH capabilities in
>   the SCM interfaces for their releases.  It seems to take quite a few
>   years for BSD to get around to building newer versions.

Greg has countered this, I believe.  Do you still think there's any
real concern here?

> 2. Once that happens, a couple of years must pass

I'm not sure exactly what starting point you mean, but

- Guile 1.8.1 was released in October 2006

- the decision to deprecate and eventually remove GH happened in June 2001.

> 3. I finally get around to removing GH stuff from my code

Just to be clear: are you saying that you still need to do this?

> (is there a guide?)

Yes, node `Transitioning away from GH' in the manual.

(And there's also the GH code, of course, libguile/gh*.)

> 4. a couple more years pass

Why is this interval needed?

> In any case, I would
> suggest checking with your "customers" and "redistributors" instead of this
> list.

I will make an announcement to the guile-users list; that should be
enough.  (Anyone who is going to use or package a new Guile version
needs to be (at least vaguely) following guile-devel or guile-users.)


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