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

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 16 15:07:31 EST 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Carl Eastlund <carl.eastlund at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Robby Findler
> <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
>> 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.
> How much are we designing the name change to service the typing speed
> of us few hardcore PLT hackers, and how much are we designing it to
> make our system more accessible and comprehensible to outsiders?  If
> we're aiming for the former, why can't we keep ".ss"?

I agree that typing speed of the extension is not a major concern. :)
I probably shouldn't have replied here.

(But I do like ".rkt" better than ".racket" on aesthetic grounds.)


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