[racket-dev] Racket stuffs

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Tue Aug 17 21:50:43 EDT 2010

On Aug 17, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
> > I like "http://" as a better (IMO, of course) visual cue, which is why
> > I used it...   I can probably make a "www." alternative if you like
> > that better.   (It could work with neither, since ".org" is good enough
> > in the relevant crowds, but it makes it short enough to be ugly.)
> I think it's more hip these days to have URLs without ASCII salad.
> Just "racket-lang.org" would be too short.  And just a bit weird.
> The "www." gives it a reassuring normalcy.  The truly hip (like Eli)
> will try it without the "www."  just to be ornery, find it works,
> and realize they're up against a worthy adversary (Eli).


> > OK -- it is supposed to be centered, but I guess that the left of
> > the "R" is much more visible as an alignment point over the right
> > tip of the "t".
> Yes, I noticed the slight indent on the right.  But it's so close to
> being the same width that it just looks like carelessness.
> (Removing the ASCII salad will descrease the width, thereby making
> clearer that it *is* centered.)

Yes, that was pretty obvious -- and the "www." version is short enough
to look weird giving me another reason to prefer the "http://" one...

In any case, I forgot that I can edit the files locally, so:



> >> - I also wonder if a little more space between the name and the
> >> URL might not be a good thing.
> >
> > You mean "might be a good thing"?   I tried it, but it looks too
> > disconnected, so I was shooting for making the url go where an
> > underline for the "Racket" would go.
> I believe "I wonder whether ... might not be a good thing" means "I
> think ... is a good thing".  Queen's English, dude.

Ah yes -- the guys that rely on conventions to add implicit
information that is otherwise not there.  (Providing loads of
entertainment for people who are used to the meaning being explicit;
for example the all-time amusing "sorry" being said by a person you
bump into...)

In any case, better settle the above vote before trying this one.

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