[plt-dev] Re: [plt-translators] Translations for test engine

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Thu Apr 23 13:16:08 EDT 2009

On Apr 23, Robby Findler wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 1:46 AM, Michael Sperber
> <sperber at deinprogramm.de> wrote:
> > If so, is there documentation or anything that describes what
> > dependencies are OK and which one's aren't?
> I believe Eli maintains this information. Generally the way it works
> is someone adds require somewhere that breaks things and Eli lets
> them know when a script fails somewhere. I don't know if the precise
> list is available on the web, but I'm sure Eli would be more than
> happy to make it be so if it isn't.

* This is in iplt/build/distribution-specs.

* Yes, there is a dependency now, this is bad -- but making it worse
  is not a good idea.  (You can see this by the fact that
  "test-engine" appears in dr-extras instead of plt-extras)

* There is another issue here which is that the teaching languages are
  intended to be used by themselves, are used in a handin server
  situation, etc.  Adding a preference-dependent option to this kind
  of thing is bad.

          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
                  http://www.barzilay.org/                 Maze is Life!

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