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Re: Using Guile 2.2 modules with Guile 3

From: Maxime Devos
Subject: Re: Using Guile 2.2 modules with Guile 3
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2022 17:36:01 +0200
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On 06-08-2022 17:31, Olivier Dion wrote:

Going by the package definition, guile-dbd-postgresql seems to make a
Guile extension (C). There have been incompatible changes (both on the
Guile code level, and presumably on the C level). As such, sounds risky
to me.

Also, for whatever reason, guile-dbi propagates an old guile, so you'll
get a propagation conflict without guarantees on which Guile version ‘wins’.

So I guess it would be better for me to use something like guile-sqlite3.

Myself I think it would be better to update guile-dbi to the new Guile.

There were a few incompatible changes between the two Guile major versions, but very little and easy to resolve in my experience.


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