Some of us have raised the concern that not having an “Arrow.jl” (i.e. a repo in the standard Julia package format) would greatly complicate its usage.
To be honest, I’m very skeptical about why they want to have an absolutely gigantic repo with every language under the sun in it, rather than having e.g. multiple repos within a github collaboration. Certainly this is on the opposite end of the spectrum from how most Julia packages are set up. Obviously I’m not going to persuade the arrow people to change that, so I’m perfectly willing to indulge this way of doing things if it gets Julia arrow compatibility moving forward.
I’m imagining that it might be possible to create an “Arrow.jl” repo somewhere that simply mirrors a directory within the main arrow repository, does anyone have any experience setting something like that up?
I’m also wondering if the Pkg3 people have any insightful comments about this.