a proposal regarding libraries - loading libs from web on demand?

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Fri Mar 3 14:10:23 EST 2006

On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, Isto Aho wrote:

> There are some systems (could be called interpreters) where the new
> versions of the libs can be loaded from the web in the console
> (something like ghci).   What would it require to have a repository of
> old versions of the libs, so that no code would ever break, if the
> compiling machine had internet connections?  Something like
>         import Directory version 4.7.3
> and somewhere the address of the repository?

This sounds like

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