[racket-dev] racket vs. scheme vs. clojure (as it appears to others)

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 29 12:42:35 EDT 2011

On Apr 29, 2011, at 12:38 PM, Danny Yoo wrote:

>>>  "Scheme" is usually a liability when someone used it in school years ago (other than with HtDP).
> Small anecdote: I had gone a small presentation at WPI about teaching
> alternative concurrent programming models to undergraduates.  The
> presenter wanted to explore teaching with channels and actors.  They
> chose Google Go as the language to explore those models.  I raised the
> question in the after-session: why not use Racket?  The presenter
> responded with some shock: he had no idea Racket supported threads or
> had channels.
> The presenter had gone through a HtDP class, and was convinced that
> BSL was all that Racket was about.  So I don't necessarily agree that
> it's only the non-HtDP students who have a distorted understanding.

I am aware of that. 

That's distinct from why I said 'sad'. 

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