"Thompson, David" <dthomps...@worcester.edu> skribis:

> On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 3:18 PM, Panicz Maciej Godek
> <godek.mac...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2016-10-12 20:21 GMT+02:00 Thompson, David <dthomps...@worcester.edu>:
>>> My understanding is that these symbols have been part of the default
>>> environment for so long that a lot of code would break if they were
>>> removed, so they will be staying for the foreseeable future.
>> On the other hand, the fix would usually be trivial (just one use-modules
>> clause), and besides I don't think that Guile has ever had a tradition of
>> worrying too much about backwards compatibility.
> The Guile maintainers care very much about backwards compatibility,
> from what I've seen over the last few years.

I think I asked the same question as Panicz when I started using Guile
ca. 2004.  The situation of global bindings hasn’t changed since then,
and that’s for compatibility reasons that I very much appreciate as a


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