[plt-dev] renaming programs in the distribution

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Mon Apr 19 14:37:17 EDT 2010

Carl Eastlund wrote at 04/19/2010 01:47 PM:
> I think we nixed "racket" because that's the REPL tool.  I agree with
> that decision; I think combining the REPL with the compiler / package
> manager would be confusing.

I think that the people who have conceptions of things like "package 
manager", "compiler", and "REPL" -- and ideas about which of those kids 
belong together and which is doing their own thing -- are capable of 
realizing, "Hey, I might call this a super-command or an umbrella 
command, and I am clever for intuiting that despite such a beast not 
precisely matching my preconceived notions."

I like that everyone else can be told, "To do do anything officially 
Racket from the command-line, you start by typing 'racket'."  (For this 
same reason, I think that the "racket" command without arguments should 
*not* start a text-terminal REPL, but should instead show command-line 

I agree that the example programs like the games probably do not below 
under the "racket" super-command.

Just my final attempt to throw this out there before I spend the next 10 
years typing "rico" and flashing back to an old movie trailer in which a 
woman screams "Rico!", as Rico, who had fallen in with the wrong crowd, 
meets an abrupt and untimely demise. :)


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