[racket-dev] [plt] Push #25038: master branch updated

From: Ryan Culpepper (ryan at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Fri Jul 20 17:01:47 EDT 2012

On 07/20/2012 04:36 PM, Carl Eastlund wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Vincent St-Amour<stamourv at ccs.neu.edu>  wrote:
>> At Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:17:22 -0400,
>> asumu at racket-lang.org wrote:
>>> 3582b57 Asumu Takikawa<asumu at racket-lang.org>  2012-07-20 15:10
>>> :
>>> | Move mzlib/defmacro =>  racket/defmacro
>> I'm not sure this belongs in `racket'. This is not a Racket feature.
>> It's closer to a CL compatibility library.
>> How about having a `compatibility' collect, which would include this and
>> things like `racket/package' (compatibility with Chez) and `racket/mpair'
>> (compatibility with Scheme)? It would be harder to confuse these things
>> with blessed Racket features.
>> Vincent
> +1
> For backwards (ahem) compatibility, we would have to maintain the
> racket/package and racket/mpair names as aliases, but changing
> existing uses of them to the new name and making the racket/
> documentation point to compatibility/ would help make the point.


I think proliferating indirections and aliases is just as bad as (or 
maybe worse than) proliferating top-level collections. If it's in mzlib/ 
and it's still really useful, move it to racket/ (or data/, etc). If it 
isn't (eg, mzlib/defmacro, perhaps mzlib/thread), then just leave it alone.


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