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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH][for chicken-5] Remove srfi-13

From: Felix Winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH][for chicken-5] Remove srfi-13
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:25:24 +0200 (CEST)

From: Mario Domenech Goulart <address@hidden>
Subject: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH][for chicken-5] Remove srfi-13
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:37:24 +0000

> Hi,
> I'm not sure if it is the right moment for this kind of patch, but
> attached is one that removes srfi-13 from the core.
> I've made an egg out of the removed srfi-13 code and put it under the
> release/5 tree in svn.
> I haven't tested this patch extensively -- basically "make check" and
> installing & testing the srfi-13 egg.

Ah, well done, Mario! 

But, some remarks:

* Perhaps we should "svn cp" the release/4 branch and add new eggs
  afterwards, otherwise the "5" directory will be in the way. By
  copying the tree, the new eggs for the functionality extracted in
  the recent CR will be available, too.

* Wouldn't it be preferrable if we collect re-implementations of some
  srfi-13 routines in a common library unit, for internal use only?

* Does this require a change-request? We haven't "officially" decided
  yet on extracting the srfi's, even though it seems to be the


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