[plt-dev] `rico' and ".rkt"

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 16 11:53:03 EST 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 10:16 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> * One slight problem I have with ".rkt" is the forced left-right
>  keyboard travels.  I won't mind much switching to ".rs" for that.
>  (I know that there's no need to keep the "source" word, but the
>  convenience is tempting.)  Or ".rk" or ".ra".  (".rt" reads to me
>  like "runtime".)

FWIW, rkt is much faster to type (for me) than something like scrbl
because it alternates hands (on qwerty, anyways, don't know about
others). The "cr" in scrbl is the truly painful part, tho.

> * As for Shriram's point about resolving the ambiguity -- I don't
>  think that it does, if other puns are used elsewhere.  The best
>  example I have so far is that "Racket Ball" is an obvious name for
>  .plt files...  I also think that DrScheme would be better with some
>  pun instead of "DrRacket", but that seems to have been ignored with
>  a thundering silence.

racketball as a replacement for .plt files! I like that. :)


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