[racket-dev] Release Announcement for v5.1.2

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Mon Aug 1 13:52:05 EDT 2011

On Monday, August 1, 2011, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
>> About a minute ago, Vincent St-Amour wrote:
>>> - Typed Racket now optimizes at the REPL and inside typed regions.
>> This sounds too uninteresting for most users.
> Have we run out of space for release notes?  This certainly isn't as
> important as places, but I think we should err on the side of more
> rather than less in the release notes.

This doesn't make any sense to me so I expect people who read release notes
will be even more confused.

>>> - Typed Racket now provides a command-line static performance
>>>   debugging tool.
>> It is?  In any case, I'd prefer announcing it when the whole thing is
>> ready, ...
> Typed Racket does, in the release, provide exactly that.  Should it
> not be announced because it will get better in the future?
>>>   A DrRacket-based graphical version will be
>>>   available in the next release.
>> ... and avoid pre-announcements for future features.
> The reason that we wanted to include this is that Vincent demo'd this
> feature at RacketCon; the sentence clarifies for anyone who saw or
> heard about this when it will be available, and that it isn't the
> version of the feature provided in 5.1.2.

I agree with Eli here too. But I don't have a strong opinion.

>>> Unrelated to TR:
>>> - A high-level interface to Racket's logging facilities is now
>>>   available in `unstable/logging'.
>> So far there were no announcements about anything in `unstable', and I
>> like to keep it out of the very public announcements.  (Unrelated to
>> posting about it privately as a process to consider moving things
>> out.)
> This is something that lots of people have asked for, and feedback
> from them on the interface would be useful while it's still in
> development.

I agree with Eli on this one.

As on the users mailing list.

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