[racket-dev] Adding the new plot library [was: Re: Plot?]

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Sep 29 07:51:28 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 7:47 AM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 3:33 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
>> Yesterday, Neil Toronto wrote:
>>> 1. Obviously, Module 2's path should be 'plot'. Right? And its
>>> documentation needs a note that it's deprecated. (I'll do that.)
>> I don't know if it's that important, maybe poll the users list for
>> potential code that uses it?  If it is, then given that it's a
>> complete reimplementation, I think that it's fine to go with some
>> `plot/compat' or something like that -- it forces users who have code
>> to change files, but my guess is that most people used it just to try
>> stuff out in quick scripts, and on the other side you have Doug who is
>> deep enough into it that he'll most likely need to change code anyway.
> I don't think we should do that. And certainly not without a release
> or two of warning.

I agree with Robby.  We've gotten a lot better about backwards
compatibility, and I don't think the win here is worth breaking that.
sam th
samth at ccs.neu.edu

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