Is Guile deprecated?

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Apr 5 22:01:33 EDT 2004

Ken Restivo <ken at> writes:

> I've seen two comments so far from Derek which suggest that Guile is
> going the way of the dinosaur, at least in GnuCash.

Eh?  When have I said that?

> These statements generated no controversy on the list, so I assume
> they're generally accepted. If the maintainers are more interested
> in writing (and accepting patches) in C, that's fine, I'd just like
> to know.

Again, when have I said that guile is going away?  I've said that
I've like to reduce the amount of guile, and that I'd like to
revert gnucash-as-a-guile-script to gnucash-as-a-C-app, but nowhere
have I ever said that Guile is deprecated.

> I started (slowly) learning Guile so that I can customise or
> possibly even contribute to GnuCash. Should I bother?

Yes.  It will be useful for the forseeable future.

> -ken


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