[racket-dev] proposal for moving to packages

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue May 21 07:52:33 EDT 2013

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 6:22 AM, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 12:16 AM, Antonio Menezes Leitao
> <antonio.menezes.leitao at ist.utl.pt> wrote:
> > I've been using using Racket (and DrRacket) to teach programming
> > to architecture students. These are not sophisticated users, so any
> > move that makes it more difficult for them to use Racket is not good
> > news.
> >
> > What happened to the "batteries included" motto?
> The new organization does not imply that you can't download one thing
> and get the core plus many packages. In fact, we intend to make it
> more flexible so that teachers could easily create a distribution for
> their class with the material they need (and not the stuff they
> don't... like textbooks in German.)
I want to emphasize this point: there are no plans to change which
libraries are included when you download Racket. All of our crazy set of
batteries will still be included.

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