[racket-dev] PLaneT(2): Single vs multi-collection packages

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Thu May 30 14:32:41 EDT 2013

Yes, I really want to try and get to look into doing this.  The thing
is that multi-collection libraries are going to be a common case for
plt packages (which will get pulled out from the main repository), but
the single-collection ones are going to be the much more popular case

(And I also still dream on doing some `url-in' to require a single
file, since that's also an important mode of quick sharing.  But
that's another story.)

10 minutes ago, Jay McCarthy wrote:
> The Racket package system doesn't support packages that aren't
> collection roots. Eli has said that he wants to implement such a
> feature, but it is not available today.
> Jay
> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 8:29 AM, Laurent <laurent.orseau at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm willing to upgrade my packages for the new PLaneT system, but one thing
> > that pushes me back is the fact that I need to create a directory for my
> > package and a subdirectory for the collection(s).
> >
> > But most of my packages are (and will probably be) single-collection
> > packages, and it hurts my logic to have to modify my directory tree for that
> > purpose.
> >
> > I know there have been several discussions already about this, but perhaps
> > there is a simple fix:
> > Maybe there could be a `single-collection?' entry in the info.rkt file
> > which, when true, would tell `raco pkg install' to create itself a directory
> > for the package that has the same name as the collection it contains?

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