[racket] are people using untyped/snooze?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 16 17:26:10 EDT 2011

On Aug 16, 2011, at 5:20 PM, John Clements wrote:

>> I think it's been mentioned before, but automated testing of PLaneT packages by the PLaneT server/repository would be nice.  For starters, just see whether they can be compiled and "require"d without error (in a sandbox).  Would be nice to test multiple Racket versions.  Later, as we get standardized entry point for running test suites, the repository could even detect regressions with new Racket versions and with combinations of different versions of PLaneT packages on which a package depends.  Regressions in a supposedly backward-compatible version, or even any test failure at all, could even trigger suspension of the version from new use until a human approves it.  This is something doable on the repository side, and something that simply won't get done if we're expecting individual package authors to do it for their packages.
> +1.
> Also, I think it would be very helpful to try to compute the dependencies of a given planet package, and also a relative measure of its compile time.

We (Jay, Robby, Matthew, Eli, and I) have been thinking along these lines for a few weeks. Robby is slowly putting the infrastructure into place for these things to happen eventually. -- Matthias

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