[plt-scheme] package management thoughts

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Sun Mar 9 20:42:47 EST 2003

Jacob Matthews wrote:

> 2) Adding rules to preclude it from occuring might be a cure that's worse
> than the disease: I can't see any way that doesn't either remove important
> functionality (automatic upgrades a la "apt-get upgrade") or place a large
> enough burden on module authors that nobody would use the system (e.g.,
> requiring module authors to specify precise behavioral constraints on the
> libraries they use).

I agree with this design philosophy.  The worst thing would be to make
it so frustrating that people don't contribute at all.  This would
kill the lifeblood of the project, namely voluneerism.


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