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Re: guile-lib changes

From: Julian Graham
Subject: Re: guile-lib changes
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 14:14:28 -0500

Hi Andy,

If you wouldn't mind, I'd really like it if you could take a look at
SSAX, re: [1].  I don't have a patch handy, but I can tell you that
the distribution released in 0.1.5 worked, but not the one in 0.1.6.


[1] -

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Andy Wingo <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Guile-libbers,
> A few changes in Guile-Lib.
>  (1) I'm looking at upping the dependency from Guile 1.6 to 1.8, as that
>     will let me remove things from Guile-Lib as they are added to 1.8
>     and 2.0 (on both branches). An example of this already having
>     occurred is SRFI-34 and SRFI-35, both of which are in master and
>     1.8.
>  (2) I removed (math rationalize), as its core functionality,
>     `rationalize', has been in Guile since 1.8.
>  (3) I removed (container queue), as it was undocumented, and completely
>     identical to (ice-9 q) besides some naming. I think the only reason
>     that it was in Guile-Lib was because of some ontological
>     namespacing crusade that is not really worthwhile IMO. If we are to
>     clean up and document some of the code that's in `ice-9', we should
>     do so in Guile itself. "Drain the swamp!" :)
>  (4) I committed the important patches that were in (scheme session) to
>     (ice-9 session), on master. I'm waiting for Neil or Ludo to weigh
>     in before merging them to 1.8.
>  (5) I cleaned up all of the licensing blocks, updating GPL and LGPL
>     licenses to version 3+, and clarifying which modules were in the
>     public domain.
> I'll be pushing to savannah as soon as their admins to a final review,
> at which point I'll mail with details regarding the web site, etc.
> I'll be rolling a new release soon. Now would be a great time to re-send
> those patches that I lost in the past ;)

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