[racket-dev] haskell's 'hell of a lot of libraries', planet

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 27 22:06:33 EDT 2010

I looked at the message where you link and I didn't see how one would
go about this.

I guess the idea is that you'd eliminate the syntactic difference
between a planet-located library and one in the distribution and then
require on some external source to know where the package is located?
Something like that? How would that work?


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 8:17 PM, YC <yinso.chen at gmail.com> wrote:
> IMHO planet works very well and shouldn't have issue to scale beyond a few
> thousand packages if it ever gets to that point.  However, to get there I
> believe planet first needs one major upgrade - it needs to become "location
> transparent" - meaning that requiring modules in COLLECTS and PLANET look
> exactly the same from code perspective.
> With this change the invisible cultural divide between planet and core
> distribution will disappear, and core team can tap into the work of module
> developers, which in turn will help module developers feel more involved in
> the community - the virtuous cycle can then be built to gain momentum to
> increase the community.
> I have discussed the issues in detail back in January in the
> thread http://lists.racket-lang.org/users/archive/2010-January/037703.html -
> and love to discuss further if others are interested.
> Cheers,
> yc
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu>
> wrote:
>> If this hasn't come up yet here, please do take a look at
>>  http://donsbot.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/there-are-a-hell-of-a-lot-of-haskell-libraries-now-what-are-we-going-to-do-about-it/
>> I am sure we will face this kind of problem one day and we might be able
>> to prepare ourselves a bit.
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