[racket-dev] [racket] Long compilation+launch times

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Aug 24 11:34:33 EDT 2010

Would it make sense to detect when you CAN write into the main collects to make this feature more useful for working on the core?

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On Aug 24, 2010, at 8:46 AM, Robby Findler <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:

> I've just pushed a change to drracket so that it now will compile
> files in the collection paths, but not in the main collection path
> where the distribution is (as that is the one where thigns should be
> compiled already and also the one where you might not have write
> access). It also still avoids compiling in the planet cache (but still
> compiles in devel links).
> Do let me know if you (or anyone!) run into any problems wrt compilation.
> Thanks
> Robby
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Laurent <laurent.orseau at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 15:12, Robby Findler <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu>
>> wrote:
>>> Oh, that explains it. When it is in a collection, then drracket's
>>> auto-compile feature disables itself, since collections are not
>>> generally assumed to be writeable (as they are, roughly speaking the
>>> "standard libraries" and could be in some shared place).
>> That makes sense, thank you!
>>> You can work around this by explicitly calling mzc periodically from a
>>> shell (but you must be sure to call it if you change exported
>>> identifiers (or anytime you get a strange error)).
>> My collection is in ..../Scheme-svn/
>> running mzc inside ..../Scheme-svn/common works perfectly, but
>> inside ..../Scheme-svn/gui-tools it doesn't because in these files there
>> are:
>> (require common/something)
>> and mzc fails with the "collection not found" error.
>> Do I need to change my requires to relative paths, or should I had the
>> collection path to mzc (and then, how?) ?
>> Or even better: is there a way to add a collection permanently
>> (such as in the preferences), so that I don't have to declare them each
>> time I run racket, gracket, mzc, etc.
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