[racket-dev] okay to require rackunit in modules required at startup?

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 29 08:10:32 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 2:52 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
>> [*] As an example, rackunit might become dependent on drr in the
>> future, if it becomes a drr plugin.  The cost of that is obvious: you
>> need drr to use rackunit.  A possible solution to that, if it becomes
>> necessary, is to have another package for the plugin, one that depends
>> on rackunit and drr.
> This is already the case for rackunit.  There's a drracket tool for
> rackunit gui integration.

I don't know the full story on the dependencies, but drracket plugins
do not make direct links; they are discovered as drracket starts up
and, if not present, nothing bad happens (unless two plugins need each
other to be present, which is possible and happens in the current


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