[plt-scheme] Re: planet require idea

From: Jacob Matthews (jacobm at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Thu Mar 20 13:12:30 EDT 2008

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 9:40 AM, Simon Michael <simon at joyful.com> wrote:
> I don't know all the factors involved, but I'll just say that (require
>  net/cgi) is optimally simple, memorable and satisfying for a newcomer.
>  (require planet/...) would have the same quality, but (require (planet
>  planet/...)) would not.

Unfortunately, the way the code is set up right now doing something
based on a (require (planet ...)) form is a much smaller change than
doing something based on a (require planet/...) form.

>  It's neither the old explicit syntax nor the new
>  minimal one, but another variant to remember, and also brings up "why do
>  I have to write planet twice ?"

(As Carl points out, writing planet twice on each line was due to a
bad choice of examples on my part. See my response to his message for
better examples.)


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