[racket-dev] Planet 2 Beta Release

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Fri Nov 30 09:20:49 EST 2012

At Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:00:55 -0500, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> Yesterday, Asumu Takikawa wrote:
> > On 2012-11-29 06:52:07 -0700, Matthew Flatt wrote:
> > >
> > >  raco pkg install fish-tank/
> > 
> > This is nice, I've been confused by the old behavior before.
> I don't think that this is a good idea -- since it's a hook onto a
> syntax of directory names which conflicts with the common convention
> that "dir/" is the same as "dir".  One random example where this can
> be a problem is zsh directory completions -- with my setup (and this
> is a zsh feature that is used by many people) if I have a "fish-tank"
> directory and I type
>   rack pkg install fish-<TAB>
> I get zsh to complete that and get
>   rack pkg install fish-tank/
> and if at this point I hit enter, zsh will *remove* that slash and
> then run the command:
>   rack pkg install fish-tank
> A slightly better convention for directory names is ./fish-tank -- but
> that convention is useful for cases where a string can be interpreted
> as either a local path or something else (like a flag) and I want to
> force the path interpretation.  IOW, it fits a mode of work where
> there is some dynamic interpretation based on the existence of a
> directory or a known package name, with a way to force the former.

Good point, and the "./" does prevent the path from being interpreted
as a package name. I'll change this.

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