[racket] Misleading label when registering with pkg.racket-lang.org

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Apr 6 16:54:06 EDT 2013

After having clicked on a link that says "Contribute a Package", I
don't think it is unreasonable to think that a user would know they
had to give the information about the package, including fundamental
information like its name.

If you still disagree, I think it would be easy to submit a patch:


If you'd like, I can make the patch myself, but I think it may be more
productive to figure out the deeper reason why it is hard to tell that
"Contribute a Package" goes to a package information form and fix
that, rather than just changing a text string.


On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 5:51 PM, Tony Garnock-Jones <tonyg at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> I just tried to register a package with pkg.racket-lang.org. First I
> registered an account, by typing in an email address and fresh password.
> The next step was a webpage prompting me for "Name" and some other
> fields. I didn't realise it was asking me for the *package* name, and
> thought it was looking for *my* name! Fortunately, it rejected the
> package name "Tony Garnock-Jones" because it had a hyphen in it.
> It took me until I was ready to post an angry message pointing at
> http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/
> to finally realise it wanted me to type the *package* name.
> I think the form should have the field label "Name" replaced with
> "Package Name", to make life easier for klutzes like myself :-)
> Regards,
>   Tony
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

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