[racket-dev] Planet 2 Beta Release

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Fri Nov 30 09:38:14 EST 2012

I agree. Planet 1 currently does this.


On Friday, November 30, 2012, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> About three weeks ago, Robby Findler wrote:
> > I would be unhappy, however, if we end up with a system where you
> > have to grovel around in low-level places to get simple uses of
> > uninstalled packages working. That is, I want to be able to put in a
> > blog post or in a talk or somewhere a little program that depends on
> > uninstalled libraries and, if I'm careful about keeping those
> > libraries that the little file works with, then that file should
> > Just Work for casual users who download drracket paste it in, and
> > hit Run.
> IIUC, there is an API interface for installing packages, so it's
> possible to write some expression that installs a package if it is not
> installed.  The road from there to a require form that installs
> something automatically if needed is probably not long, but I think
> that one main thing that would make things better is if that results
> in some visible output about the installation that is being done.
> This avoids the problem of people who think that your random blogged
> code is not doing anything.
> --
>           ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
>                     http://barzilay.org/                   Maze is Life!
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