[plt-dev] some Racket proposals & implementation

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 5 14:46:56 EDT 2010

On Apr 5, 2010, at 2:25 PM, Matthew Flatt wrote:

> I'm sympathetic to this argument, but doesn't it argue equally well
> against changing the name of the constructor bound by `define-struct'
> (i.e., dropping the `make-' prefix)?

That sounds like a good start.

> The name `define-struct-type' would be more accurate, and it's
> conveniently different from `define-struct', but it's long. Is there
> something shorter (and not `define-struct') that would be a good
> abbreviation of `define-struct-type'?

In a sense, define-struct is really define-type, but that of course is  

Then there's the obvious


which is apparently still around for old time's sake. Is it time to  
recycle this name now?

;; ---

HtDP/2e will take over define-struct from Racket because I want it to  
be a path into Racket. And I am sure HtDP/2e will soon gain the  
mindshare of HtDP.

-- Matthias

Posted on the dev mailing list.