[plt-dev] Re: Generated files and co-existing copies of DrScheme

From: Carl Eastlund (cce at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 30 21:11:09 EST 2009

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Carl Eastlund <cce at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 4:44 PM, Carl Eastlund <cce at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> That's a bunch of issues, and three proposals: (1) set up PLTUSERDIR
>> to control placement of Planet and Scribble generated files, (2) pick
>> a conventional place in the PLT tree for users to store it who can and
>> wish to do so, and (3) longer term, think about a way to fit
>> development link code into this story.  So -- what do the rest of you
>> developer folks think?
> I did #1 and #2 on a branch
> (http://svn.plt-scheme.org/plt/branches/cce/plt+addon-dir).  I updated
> the C implementation of (find-system-path 'addon-dir) to first check
> the PLTADDONDIR environment variable; Planet and Scribble both use the
> addon-dir, so it seems to be the right point of control.  I also
> updated the Scribble documentation for find-system-path, and added an
> svn:ignore property for $PLTHOME/add-on as a canonical place for
> in-tree add-on directories.
> I have built the PLT tree with PLTADDONDIR set (which put scribble
> files in the custom add-on directory), run `planet show' (which
> constructed and queried a planet cache in the custom add-on
> directory), and run $PLTHOME/collects/tests/run-automated-tests.ss
> (which succeeded).  All of this was on Mac OS X.
> Does anyone object if I move this to the trunk?  Is there anything I
> need to do first (e.g. testing on other platforms)?  I have attached
> the relevant patch for the trunk if anyone wants to try this change
> without grabbing the whole branch.

An update -- Matthew has agreed to take over this code and to
(eventually) add a corresponding command line option to control the
"addon-dir".  I have repeated the test steps above with the latest
changes from the trunk, and merged my changes onto the trunk.


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