6.10.3 plans

Sigbjorn Finne sof at galois.com
Thu Apr 23 08:59:31 EDT 2009

On 4/23/2009 02:05, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 18:55 -0700, Sigbjorn Finne wrote:
>> Hi Ian,
>> thanks for the update on plans and the willingness to jump in and do another
>> release cycle so soon after 6.10.2. The suggested fixes seem agreeable to
>> me, but I have one _minor_ additional request for 6.10.3 if you end having
>> to rebuild 'base' -- add a DEPRECATED (or some such) to
>> Foreign.ForeignPtr.{newForeignPtr,addForeignPtrFinalizer} to indicate
>> that the operational behaviour of these have changed.
>> Small change, but could be helpful to package users&authors when migrating
>> beyond 6.10.1
> I agree that it's a little unfortunate that this change is in a minor
> release.
> I'm not sure what can be done as far as automatic messages go however.
> The notice about the change is in the release notes. The functions are
> not deprecated (they're part of the FFI spec).
Sorry, didn't mean to imply that they were. Just offered it as a 
pragmatic solution to deliver
extra help to folks without spending the dev. time to implement a more 
appropriate pragma
like WARNING/INFO. If such a thing already existed...


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