[web-devel] yesod devel strangeness

Greg Weber greg at gregweber.info
Tue Apr 26 23:25:33 CEST 2011

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Matias Eyzaguirre <dented42 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Ah, I'm not a windows guy so I was unaware of that. And having it crash
> when trying to do what it's supposed to do is most definitely undesirable.
> One thought that I had (without knowing how direct-plugins does it's stuff)
> is that it doesn't like it when you reload stuff. Perhaps when you try to
> reload the application direct plugins doesn't load it because it can see
> that those modules are already loaded? Would explicitly unloading the app
> first solve the problem?

That would probably work, but the main point of the recent changes was to
avoid re-loading the entire application, which does not scale as the
application gets bigger.

> Just a thought.
> On Apr 25, 2011, at 11:53 AM, Michael Snoyman wrote:
> > I *did* try using the plugins package in the past, but ran into two
> problems:
> >
> > 1) Couldn't get it installed on Windows, which (for better or worse)
> > is a supported platform for Yesod development.
> > 2) The whole thing crashed when trying to load the app.
> >
> > Point 2 might be solved by our switch to Dynamic, and maybe the
> > Windows issue can also be fixed somehow. But my experience so far
> > would definitely categorize direct-plugins as the simpler of the two.
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