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Re: Core Guile bindings

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Core Guile bindings
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:39:09 +0200
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"Thompson, David" <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 3:18 PM, Panicz Maciej Godek
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 2016-10-12 20:21 GMT+02:00 Thompson, David <address@hidden>:
>>> My understanding is that these symbols have been part of the default
>>> environment for so long that a lot of code would break if they were
>>> removed, so they will be staying for the foreseeable future.
>> On the other hand, the fix would usually be trivial (just one use-modules
>> clause), and besides I don't think that Guile has ever had a tradition of
>> worrying too much about backwards compatibility.
> The Guile maintainers care very much about backwards compatibility,
> from what I've seen over the last few years.

I think I asked the same question as Panicz when I started using Guile
ca. 2004.  The situation of global bindings hasn’t changed since then,
and that’s for compatibility reasons that I very much appreciate as a


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