[racket-dev] [plt] Push #24958: master branch updated

From: James Swaine (james.swaine at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 11 00:02:15 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM, Robby Findler <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu
> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> >
> > 10 minutes ago, Robby Findler wrote:
> >> It is the future visualizer so I thought it belonged with the
> >> visualizer. No?
> >
> > (You mean "... belonged with the futures", right?)
> Right. :)
> >> Alternative suggestions welcome.
> >
> > I think that it fits well with other meta-analysis kind of tools like
> > errortrace and the profiler, so a new toplevel collection seems to
> > make perfect sense.  I don't have a concrete suggestion better than
> > "future-visualizer" though since I don't know what it does exactly.
> > Maybe "future-debugger" or "future-tracker" or something like that?
> I think we have too many top-level collections and making a new one,
> especially with "future-" in the name seems like a step in the wrong
> direction.
> ("visualizer" is a better word than "debugger" or "tracker" for what
> it does, IMO, altho it has elements of those. But if you read the docs
> in the Guide about it, you should get some idea what it does.)

Agreed, "debugger" and "tracker" don't really adequately describe it.
 Maybe "future-profiler" is another option, but maybe confusing since we
already have "profiler".  (But I still think "visualizer" is best, IMHO).

> Robby
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