[racket-dev] Packaging

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 18 20:17:03 EST 2011

One more comment: one of PLaneT's design goals what that if you have a
working system and you install a new planet package, then you didn't
break any of the working parts from before. The new system doesn't
seem to have that as a design goal anymore (I noticed automatic
upgrades and "freezing" being an explicit operation but there may be
other places).

Do you have a rationale for deviating from this seemingly nice property?


On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com> wrote:
> You may recall from the meeting over the summer that I promised a
> packaging Christmas present to Racket. I'm over a month late, but here
> it is:
> http://faculty.cs.byu.edu/~jay/tmp/pkgs/spec.html
> I lay out some goals for the new packaging system and make a concrete proposal.
> Please share your feedback so I can direct my efforts better.
> Jay
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