[racket-dev] proposal for moving to packages

From: Greg Hendershott (greghendershott at gmail.com)
Date: Mon May 20 19:07:33 EDT 2013

Well, ideally there would be some new module-name->source function
that could return URIs like http://path/to/file.rkt (or for that
matter, file:///path/to/file.rkt), based on info.rkt for packages?

Given that piece, a couple ways to do it -- favoring doing it more in
Emacs vs. more in Racket -- but both involve having a local cache, and
also using If-Modified-Since request headers? Maybe even the ability
to "prefill the cache and never expire it" ... which seems awfully
like source installation by other means?

p.s. An approach favoring doing it more on the Racket side than on the
Emacs side, could also support FRs like one I saw on the main list
recently, which is that File | Open in DrRacket should be able to open
remote files. That was for a classroom setting IIRC.

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