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Re: Core Guile bindings

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Core Guile bindings
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:19:57 +0200
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Ludovic Courtès writes:

> Hi!
> "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
> user.

What would be possible without breaking backwards compatibility is
moving them ino a module which is imported by default, with a way to
suppress those default imports.

Best wishes,
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