[racket-dev] experiment reorganizing the repo into packages

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu May 30 10:02:29 EDT 2013

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> At Thu, 30 May 2013 09:01:16 -0400, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
>> I also really don't want to have Typed Racket's documentation outside
>> of Typed Racket's code repository, and I think it would be a mistake
>> to do that for other parts of Racket.  An on-point comment on this
>> from just yesterday in a different context:
>> https://twitter.com/domenic/status/339848565838983168 and I think the
>> same reasons that's true would make splitting repositories for code
>> and documentation a big mistake.
> Just to make sure that everyone is on the same page: different packages
> do not imply different repositories.
> When packages are in a single repository, though, things work best if
> each package has its own subdirectory. I would imagine, for example,
> that "scribble-lib", "scribble-doc", and "scribble" would all be
> directories in a single repository (referenced by three packages), for
> example.
> It may even make sense to have certain different packages in a single
> repository whether or not we split "-lib" and "-doc" into packages.

Ok, that's reassuring.  In that case, I'm ambivalent between 2 & 3.

One question, though: how does this work with the package manager.
Right now, only repositories can be specified as the source when
creating a package at pkg.racket-lang.org.  There must be something
I'm missing about how this will work.


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