ns_func_cleanup branch, notes

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 14:55:06 UTC 2010

Yes, that's a very good thought. Keeping wrappers around would be a
good thing for groups like Rakudo that need them. I will try to add
these tonight. These kinds of points would be very well to explicitly
include in whatever new deprecation policies or processes that we

--Andrew Whitworth

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Andy Dougherty <doughera at lafayette.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jun 2010, Andrew Whitworth wrote:
>> I just merged the ns_func_cleanup branch into trunk. To recap:
>> First part of the branch is renaming functions to follow proper naming
>> conventions, and in some cases to be more accurate/descriptive about
>> what they do:
>> Parrot_get_namespace_keyed* -> Parrot_ns_get_namespace_keyed*
> [ ... more similar sensible renamings ... ]
>> I'm going to start putting together a patch for Rakudo now, and maybe
>> partcl too, if I have time tonight (tomorrow otherwise). If anybody
>> else needs help with the update, let me know.
> I just read this mail and the "backward compatibility" mail thread in one
> sitting, and had the following thought:
> This, of course, breaks Rakudo, and any other HLL using those functions,
> and even though you are kindly fixing those, it will still make bisecting
> around this change difficult.
> Would it be sensible to keep the old names around for a while as mere
> wrapper functions for the new ones?  Of course Rakudo could stick in a
> bunch of #ifdefs to deal with the change, but I think the technical burden
> should be parrot's in such things.
> --
>    Andy Dougherty              doughera at lafayette.edu

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