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Re: [Fwd: guile-1.7.x and load-extension]

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: [Fwd: guile-1.7.x and load-extension]
Date: 24 Apr 2002 23:06:10 +0200
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Rob Browning <address@hidden> writes:

> Marius Vollmer <address@hidden> writes:
> > Nooo!  It's the other way around: load-extension is the new thing, and
> > you should use it in preference to a dynamic-link/dynamic-call combo.
> > However, dynamic-link and dynamic-call are not deprecated since they
> > are useful on its own.
> >
> > Apparently some docs about this are confusing.  Can you say where you
> > learned that load-extension is deprecated?
> My bad memory perhaps?  :>
> What's the thing that preceeded load-extension then?  You and I had a
> discussion a while back about it, and about how the default
> assumptions it was making were causing trouble, and that's when you
> changed things -- I think perhaps I'm remembering
> scm_register_module...

Yes, that could be.  'load-extension' came at about the time the
automatic loading of shared libraries as modules was deprecated (and
removed in 1.7).  It was meant to be used instead of the more explicit

    (dynamic-call ... (dynamic-link ...))


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