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Re: address@hidden: dynamic loading of native code modules]

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: address@hidden: dynamic loading of native code modules]
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 00:25:37 -0500
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Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:

> In summary, then, if a module author previously packaged his/her
> library so that it could be loaded by (use-modules (pkg whatnot)),
> there is a way that he/she can continue to make (use-modules (pkg
> whatnot)) work in 1.6.  That sounds OK to me.

Right.  They may just have to create a fairly trivial .scm file and
move their shared lib to one of the "proper" lib directories.

> True, but I'm still slightly worried that one of the influences on
> {the set of people interested enough to maintain surrounding packages}
> might be a gradual trickle of incompatible changes in the core.

Well worth keeping an eye on as a possibility, but I suspect we're
probably helping offset this now by active assistance, better
documentation, help on the lists, etc., all things that are crucial
going forward.

Rob Browning
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