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Re: Guile potentially changing its GC a second time

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: Guile potentially changing its GC a second time
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:33:57 +0100 (CET)

> Le 24/11/2022 15:10 CET, Kevin Barry <> a écrit :
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2022 at 02:58:16PM +0100, Jean Abou Samra wrote:
> > What would be the difference with 'make doc'?
> I was referring to the kind of scores used to test/reproduce the
> heisenbug we had on Windows, i.e. designed to trigger GC-related
> problems. Would it be worth saving some scores like that in the codebase
> somewhere in case we want to stress test a new Guile release?

Well, it doesn't take long to create examples with
\repeat unfold <large n> or $(list-tabulate 10000 (lambda (i) ...))

> > In any case, a new Guile release series doesn't happen every
> > second day, and if we want to switch to a new one, there
> > should definitely be a mailing list thread where all details
> > of the transition are discussed, including how sure we are
> > that it works. For example, to switch to Guile 2.2, there was
> > a dual release and we removed Guile 1.8 support once it had
> > seen some use without major problems.
> Yes I suppose you're right. We can always save this conversation for
> when it happens.



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