[plt-dev] renaming programs in the distribution

From: Carl Eastlund (cce at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 19 13:47:18 EDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 1:44 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> How about keeping a "rico" super-command, but renaming it to "racket" or
> "rkt", so that it looks smart in demos and introductory documentation?
> When this super-command is invoked with command-line switches and no
> subcommand, it can be used for the command-line packaging of the
> interpreter:
>   racket -f myscript.rkt
>   #!/usr/bin/racket -s
> Don't worry about "racket" being a long name: power-users will just make an
> alias of "rkt" or "r" themselves for their own use, and will learn to type
> out "racket" when giving examples to others.
> --
> http://www.neilvandyke.org/

I think we nixed "racket" because that's the REPL tool.  I agree with
that decision; I think combining the REPL with the compiler / package
manager would be confusing.


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