[racket] Worried about the new package manager not storing each version of a package

From: Konrad Hinsen (konrad.hinsen at fastmail.net)
Date: Fri Aug 30 12:01:05 EDT 2013

Matthew Flatt writes:

 > In particular, see this message from mid-July:
 >   http://www.mail-archive.com/dev@racket-lang.org/msg09419.html

Thanks, that (and the following discussion) provides a lot of
background information. In particular, I now see that the main goal of
the package system is to turn the currently monolithic Racket
distribution into something more modular. For that purpose the current
design looks pretty good indeed.

I am less convinced that it will work OK for less tightly integrated
projects where people who don't know each other work independently at
whatever rhythm suits them on their own packages, but depend on
packages from others. Time will tell.

One possible development could be that the de-facto standard for
Racket packages becomes development on Github, with people installing
from specific Github commits rather then going through any of the
catalogs, for better version control. That may well be a good enough


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