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Re: Removing breakpoints/debugging stuff from CVS head

From: Mikael Djurfeldt
Subject: Re: Removing breakpoints/debugging stuff from CVS head
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 11:58:45 +0200

On 6/12/05, Neil Jerram <address@hidden> wrote:
> Would anyone object if I deleted my work on breakpoints and
> debugging-in-Emacs from CVS head?  To be precise, this means deleting:
> guile-core/emacs/README.GDS
> guile-core/emacs/gds*
> ice-9/debugger/*
> and backing out some associated changes to ice-9/debugger.scm (+ NEWS,
> etc).
> The reasons are that
> - the mainline of this work is now in the separate guile-debugging
> project (hosted on Gna!)
> - the stuff in CVS is obsolete (with respect to the guile-debugging
> mainline)
> - while it is still under development, it's more convenient to keep this
> work in a separate project, because it means that I can target
> guile-debugging releases at the most recent widely available stable
> Guile (instead of trying to squeeze in the work before the next stable
> core release).

I think that, from the point of view of the user, debugging tools are
very central. So, it would be unfortunate if the core guile release
tar archives (guile-X.X.X.tar.gz) did not contain the Guile debugger.
It is also my guess that RMS would strongly agree on this.

So, my opinion is that the core guile releases should contain the
debugger. Given that, I think it is of lesser importance how exactly
to administer the development, but it may still seem convenient to
keep the debugger under guile-core CVS.

And, if you decide to make guile-core releases without the debugger,
it might be a good idea if Marius or you consult with RMS first.

Best regards,

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