[plt-scheme] PLaneT messing up docs

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Thu Jul 31 17:31:29 EDT 2008

My best thought is that the various tools that look into
subdirectoires should complain if they find a "reserved name". For
example if you tried to define your scribblings directory to be "doc"
scribble would complain. (I'm not sure if this will work in general,


On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Carl Eastlund <cce at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Danny Yoo <dyoo at cs.wpi.edu> wrote:
>> Does the planet packager warn if there are directories like 'doc' or
>> 'compiled' in the directory that it is packaging?
> Personally, I wouldn't want it to -- having those directories is the
> normal state of things.  I build packages from the directory I've been
> developing in, so that I know I'm building what I've been testing.
> That directory is a development link, meaning it has compiled/ and
> doc/ subdirectories, not to mention emacs backup files and all sorts
> of other temporary stuff.  I consider it a feature that Planet
> gracefully skips those for me in the packaging stage -- I don't have
> to copy my tree for packaging, and users don't get all my "metadata".
> Perhaps setup-plt could check for unnecessary files when updating
> compiled/ and doc/ and issue a warning at that stage, so if you start
> putting source in doc/ you'll get a warning or error when you try to
> build it.
> --
> Carl Eastlund
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