[plt-scheme] Questions on PLT status and project structure

From: Scott McLoughlin (scott at adrenaline.com)
Date: Wed Oct 14 17:48:25 EDT 2009

A splendid idea (no, I'm not heavy Perl user). Ti's almost always better 
to borrow/steal than to reinvent ;-)
> I personally consider anything (not necessarily everything though) in 
> perl's CPAN is a fair game to add to planet. CPAN is a good bar to 
> measure against and can act as a roadmap, at least for people into 
> using PLT for everyday purposes. 
For an old troff guy (and then Java Doc), I find the old Scribble docs 
prettty opaque and needlessly "why" oriented
and not appropriately "how" oriented.   Then again, I haven't viewed the 
Scribble docs from the latest release.
> I do feel like that finding a way to have user-contributed 
> documentations would be helpful to have others quickly provide 
> incremental improvements, especially for smaller things like typos.  
> Scribble isn't designed for that right now, and we might need a wiki.
There is always a balance between immediate user needs/wants and more 
"systemic" developments to a code base, the
benefits of which only show up down the road a bit.  I just think there 
should be a more or less constant and transparent
meeting of the minds on these two trajectories within the PLT project 
(or any large project, for that matter).


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