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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH(5)] Remove srfi-18 and srfi-69

From: Christian Kellermann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH(5)] Remove srfi-18 and srfi-69
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:15:10 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

* Felix Winkelmann <address@hidden> [140912 12:11]:
> From: Peter Bex <address@hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH(5)] Remove srfi-18 and srfi-69
> Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:40:17 +0200
> > On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 10:39:59AM +0200, Felix Winkelmann wrote:
> >> Hello!
> >> 
> >> 
> >> This patch removes support for srfi-18 and srfi-69. I had to remove
> >> some tests as well, specifically those that use threads.
> > 
> > This seems like a bad idea.  These tests are there because we've had
> > very hairy problems with the scheduler in the past.  Is it possible to
> > keep the tests, using lower-level primitives?
> I have moved the last remaining tests (signal-tests.scm) into the
> srfi-18 test suite, so all tests remain.

I guess the underlying issue is the question: "How do we test the
scheduler now?" And I think the answer to that is simply new
tests. I am in the process of preparing a scheduler module, so maybe
that also will make things a bit easier.

I am in favor of pushing this patch. Peter, what do you think?

Kind regards,


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