[racket-dev] #true and #false

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Oct 10 10:58:34 EDT 2010

I agree. As far as students go, I've found that my PLAI students
(juniors) adapted very fast to #t and #f from the teaching languages
and that even they accidentally try to quote true and false within the
single week I teach them with the student languages. So overall I
think that #true and #false are good there and I don't see any problem
with them being available elsewhere... just not the default.


On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 8:12 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
>> Any other opinions?
> Personally, I find #true and #false visually ugly, and I also agree
> with Eli's feelings on terseness.  I don't think I've ever
> accidentally confused #t and #f personally, so I'm not in favor of
> changing outside of the student languages.
> --
> sam th
> samth at ccs.neu.edu
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

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