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Re: Guile 1.8.9 release

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Guile 1.8.9 release
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2021 09:59:07 +0100

On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 7:37 PM Han-Wen Nienhuys <> wrote:
On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 12:10 AM Thien-Thi Nguyen <> wrote:
>    your timing is fortuitous. I just spent the christmas
>    holidays delving into GUILE 1.8's heap expansion strategy and
>    found and fixed a bug with it.
>    How does code review for proposed patches work these days?
> I don't know.  I think what you did is fine.  I invite experts
> to review and comment.  They will surely be quicker than me (i
> will require a week or two just to read/understand the patch).
>    I'd be happy to polish it up (ie. add a proper test) for
>    inclusion in GUILE 1.8.9,
> Sounds good.  I think the general approach for 1.8.x releases
> will be bugfixes and documentation changes primarily, so your
> change would be most welcome (once i wrap my head around it).

Thanks. It turns out my previous fix introduced ABI breakage, so I
reworked it to not change function signatures or struct sizes. It's
also split up in more parts, so it becomes easier to understand.
Please see here:

Any news here? Can I do anything to get this fix in?

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