[racket-dev] Planet 2 Beta Release

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Nov 8 08:49:10 EST 2012


I've looked over the docs, and while I have lots of comments that I'll post
later, I want to say that this is a very nice design, and hits exactly the
right spot.  I'm really excited about what this holds for Racket.

On Nov 8, 2012 8:17 AM, "Jay McCarthy" <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Now that the 5.3.1 release is finished, I've just pushed the beta release
> of Planet 2 to the Racket core.
> I've tried to answer all questions and explain everything about Planet 2
> in the documentation, which I've uploaded a copy of here:
> http://faculty.cs.byu.edu/~jay/tmp/20121108-pkgs/planet2/index.html
> In particular, it explains what the plan is to go from this beta release
> to the final release.
> If you currently have packages on Planet 1, I am excited to help you make
> the transition to Planet 2. (I am currently in the process of converting my
> packages.) Please do not hesitate to let me know how I can help.
> This represents the third iteration of the design of Planet 2. (The first
> was worked on from August 10, 2010 to March 11, 2011. The second in July
> 2011. The third from August 2011 until now, although coding didn't begin
> until December 2011.)
> Enjoy,
> Jay
> p.s. In the implementation, I'm particularly proud of the little language
> for defining command-line interfaces with matching functions (see
> planet2/main.rkt for a use) and the testing infrastructure that allows you
> to run sequences of shell commands and check their output (see
> tests/planet2/tests-install.rkt for a nice example.)
> --
> Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
> Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University
> http://faculty.cs.byu.edu/~jay
> "The glory of God is Intelligence" - D&C 93
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