[racket-dev] A basic package system

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 27 07:52:38 EDT 2011

Bullet point 2 seems like it may overlap (in a practical, "what do I
use today" sort of a way) with Matthew's modulelet construct. Both
group modules together, both provide independently loadable things.

Do we really want/need both of these?


On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 5:49 PM, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Eli and I had a very useful conversation last night and we realized
> that a lot of the ideal package system we are imagining is within our
> reach very quickly. Today I made a demonstration of our ideas:
> https://github.com/jeapostrophe/exp/tree/master/pkgs
> There's a README there. Once you read it,
> Run use/program.rkt
> Then edit use/pkg-in.rkt and change the "safe" to "unsafe"
> You'll see that it changes the meaning of racket/listy module
> reference in use/program.rkt
> I haven't implemented the module algebra, but it should be clear from
> looking at the macro implementations that the existing identifier
> algebra in require/provide will work transparently.
> Jay
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