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

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Thu Sep 29 19:43:24 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Neil Toronto <neil.toronto at gmail.com> wrote:
> Observations: With Robby/Sam's idea, the apparent bait-and-switch, and
> needing two clicks to get to the right library, is also fail. And it lasts
> for years until we finally decide to rip out the compatibility library, and
> thus break more code.

No _more_ code, hopefully. And in the meantime we give people time to
switch to the new thing.

Giving people no time (ie zero releases) in which to port their code is unwise.

> To me, the ideal would be to name the compatibility library 'collects/plot',
> and then somehow keep it from showing up in searches.
> Oh, and also push 'mrlib/plot' downward in the search results. What is that,
> anyway? It seems that nothing in the collects uses it.

I don't think that's possible.


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