[racket] Poll: Does anybody besides Doug use 'plot'?

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sat Oct 1 15:06:57 EDT 2011

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Neil Toronto <neil.toronto at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/01/2011 12:18 PM, Neil Van Dyke wrote:
>> Neil Toronto wrote at 10/01/2011 01:50 PM:
>>> On 10/01/2011 10:44 AM, Neil Van Dyke wrote:
>>>> 1. Call the new library "plot2", and make "plot" be a compatibility
>>>> layer for "plot2". Add pointers in strategic locations of "plot" parts
>>>> of documentation, saying telling reader probably want to use "plot2" for
>>>> new development.
>>> That's what Robby wants. I've tried it that way as well. It works fine.
>>> My main problem with it is when *future* users search for "plot" in
>>> the documentation. They'd get the pointers in strategic locations,
>>> yes, but users don't always read text. And the pointers would have to
>>> be in a lot of places.
>> If the problem with option #1 is users looking at "plot" documentation
>> and not seeing the "DON'T USE THIS, USE PLOT2" warnings... I'll
>> volunteer to edit "collects/plot/plot.scrbl" to try to avoid this problem.
> Oh, I is good at that. I rite good. But I'd be very happy to have you look
> it over after I push it. Users always read things a little differently than
> devs, as you well know.
>> Option #1 seems like an easy way to go, from what I can see.
> Okay, you've almost got me convinced again. I'm so wishy-washy. Sorry, Eli.
> You know what would convince me the most? Find me a great name for the new
> library that contains the word "plot". It should be clever and sound
> official.



I can't make anything out of the fact that hatching a plot is
something that racketeers should be doing alot, no matter how hard I
try. :(


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