[racket-dev] haskell's 'hell of a lot of libraries', planet

From: YC (yinso.chen at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jul 27 21:17:42 EDT 2010

IMHO planet works very well and shouldn't have issue to scale beyond a few
thousand packages if it ever gets to that point.  However, to get there I
believe planet first needs one major upgrade - it needs to become "location
transparent" - meaning that requiring modules in COLLECTS and PLANET look
exactly the same from code perspective.

With this change the invisible cultural divide between planet and core
distribution will disappear, and core team can tap into the work of module
developers, which in turn will help module developers feel more involved in
the community - the virtuous cycle can then be built to gain momentum to
increase the community.

I have discussed the issues in detail back in January in the thread
http://lists.racket-lang.org/users/archive/2010-January/037703.html - and
love to discuss further if others are interested.


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu>wrote:

> If this hasn't come up yet here, please do take a look at
> http://donsbot.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/there-are-a-hell-of-a-lot-of-haskell-libraries-now-what-are-we-going-to-do-about-it/
> I am sure we will face this kind of problem one day and we might be able to
> prepare ourselves a bit.
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