[racket] Local Development

From: Richard Cleis (rcleis at mac.com)
Date: Sat Sep 25 14:37:03 EDT 2010

On Sep 25, 2010, at 12:20 PM, Neil Van Dyke wrote:

> Richard Cleis wrote at 09/25/2010 01:48 PM:
>> Where should modules and docs, developed for local use, be located? 
> I do it one of two ways, depending on the project:
> * An arbitrary directory, with a subdirectory for each of what I loosely consider a 'package', and each such subdirectory having a PLaneT *development link* to it.  Actually, I like to have these correspond to potential future PLaneT packages or future versions of existing PLaneT packages.

Where do the docs end up when using raco setup -l ?  I didn't try making a development link to my arbitrary directory, and had no luck using setup to make docs outside of collects. Is the development link sufficient to build them inside .../arb-dir/docs?


> (Note: if you do it this way for internal code, by default there is a security weakness, in that there are multiple situations in which a "require" intended for your internal code winds up going to the PLaneT repository, which can result in untrusted code being evaluated.  I think that a good solution for this relatively low risk will fall out of some other deployment and security enhancements for PLaneT that people have started talking about.)
> * An arbitrary directory, with a subdirectory for each Racket *collection*, and then setting the "PLTCOLLECTS" environment variable to include that directory.  This is the pre-PLaneT way to do it, and it still has its uses.
> The main drawback to this is that you need "PLTCOLLECTS" to be set appropriately for all your tools, which can be a headache if you need to change "PLTCOLLECTS" depending on what project or version control workspace you're working on that hour.  Although, if your projects don't all use the same version of Racket, you might as well have your "Makefile" set "PLTCOLLECTS" when it runs the tools with the full paths to the appropriate versions of the tools for that project.
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