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Re: [PATCH] Implement SRFI-111 Boxes

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Implement SRFI-111 Boxes
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:31:18 +0100
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On Tue 25 Mar 2014 21:21, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

>>> However, it could perhaps break code
>> In what way?
> ‘variable?’ would suddenly match any SRFI-111 box.

I would be OK with this FWIW -- eventually we could deprecate variable?
(though that would happen later in 2.2 I would think).

>> Perhaps we are miscommunicating -- I would change what we currently call
>> "variables" to be "boxes".  WDYT?
> You mean just the name, or making them SRFI-111 boxes?

I mean making SRFI-111 boxes the same as Guile variables, and renaming
Guile variables to be "boxes", and eventually deprecating the old
variable names.

> Anyway, I don’t feel strongly about this particular point, but I think
> we’ve been deprecating a lot lately.

Have you noticed it in your non-core code?  (Out of curiosity.)


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