[racket] Using new packages, step-by-step

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at cs.indiana.edu)
Date: Mon Mar 10 19:41:26 EDT 2014

On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Matt Jadud <matt at jadud.com> wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
> (Or, anyone else who chimes in...)
> I have not noticed whether there are rendered versions of 3rd-party library
> documentation anywhere.

Currently, there's no centralized place where you can read
documentation for libraries you haven't installed.  Lots of people
have put documentation up for their packages, though; here are two


As you can see, GitHub pages is a good place for this.

However, we do recognize the benefit of central documentation, and
that's something we plan to address in the (reasonably near) future --
it's probably the biggest thing missing from the package system at
this point.


> Is the idea that I would:
> 1. git clone [lib]
> 2. open docs/...
> on my local machine if I'm curious about the library? (Or, install via IDE.)
> One of the features of the original repository that I really liked was the
> ability to browse documentation without having to pull down the library to
> my local machine.
> I thought I'd ask, in case the ability to read docs for libraries in the new
> package manager is already baked in, and I've somehow managed to fail to
> find it.
> Many thanks,
> Matt
> On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
>> After either of those, searching documentation "memoize" should work,
>> and the docs say to use
>>  (require memoize)
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