[plt-dev] `rico' and ".rkt"

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Mon Feb 15 12:52:24 EST 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> Matthew Flatt wrote at 02/15/2010 12:26 PM:
>> There are many normalization and transition problems here. Although I
>> don't like automagical conversions, the transition path looks way too
>> painful unless we equate ".ss" and ".rkt" in module paths. For example,
>> a lot of code that refers to collection- and Planet-based libraries
>> using ".ss" forms.
> Would it work to make the automagical translation happen *only* if ".ss" is
> specified (which is what all the legacy code has)?  Then, if ".rkt" or no
> extension is specified, then assume the filename has ".rkt", and never
> assume ".ss".

There may be legacy code providers, too. Ie a planet package that has
a "main.ss" file intead of a "main.tekcar" (or whatever the extension
ends up being).


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