[plt-dev] .mzschemerc => .racketrc and more

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 26 17:29:14 EDT 2010

At Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:23:07 -0400, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> > That's right. You could create a "~/.racketrc" that contains
> >
> >  (load (expand-user-path "~/.mzschemerc"))
> I worry that this is problematic for backwards compatibility (esp. the
> prefs files).  Anyone who uses PLT Scheme will install Racket, and all
> of their configuration will go away.  That seems like a recipe for
> unhappy users.
> Perhaps `racket' should use .mzschemerc if only it is present (and not
> .racketrc), and similarly for the preferences files.

I have trouble seeing backward compatibility with respect to an account
configuration as a significant issue. The manual fix is trivial, and I
really dislike introducing search paths.

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