[plt-scheme] plugins?

From: Carl Eastlund (carl.eastlund at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Jul 2 11:20:38 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Grant Rettke<grettke at acm.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 6:08 AM, Carl Eastlund<carl.eastlund at gmail.com> wrote:
>> To add one more example, Dracula (cce / dracula.plt) is a plugin.
>> There's no way to "distinguish" them because they're not different
>> things... they're just packages that run different code.  Some
>> packages may even contain multiple "plugins".  Being able to tell what
>> code a package runs is not easy.
> A plugin category might be worthwhile. It communicates the intent
> better than development tool.

I spoke too quickly.  It is statically determinable whether a package
(or any collection in the PLT Scheme sense) contains a plugin.  The
info.ss files give this information.

It would be a useful category.  I'm not sure whether it's best left as
a developer-specified category, though, or an automatically determined
one.  I don't know that Planet really needs to be running code


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