[racket-dev] Racket 5.3 pre-release impressions?

From: Doug Williams (m.douglas.williams at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Jul 28 16:26:41 EDT 2012

I've tried all of my packages and had one major snag that Matthew
thinks he has fixed. For my large simulations, it seems to execute
faster, but that is just an impression. Many of them are actually
constrained by quick and dirty plots that may be rendering tens or
hundreds of thousands of points.


On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> Regarding Racket 5.3, I am more cautious than I recall being about a
> previous Racket minor version release.
> The information I have so far is mixed, rather that overwhelmingly
> reassuring.
> If anyone has comments on their sense of 5.3 reliability at this point, that
> might help me.
> Some good news: one of my consulting clients had me do some preliminary
> testing of their large code base with the Racket 5.3 pre-release, and there
> has been no problem with that testing so far.
> However, in testing 5.3 pre-releases with my personally-owned code, rather
> than clients' code, so far I've found what looks like 2 bugs in the 5.3
> pre-release.  This was surprising to me, since I expected 0 bugs.  I have
> not yet tried the majority of my personally-owned code.
> Until I get a better sense, I would expect to keep production servers at
> 5.2.1 for a while after the 5.3 release.  I'm also probably going to go to
> some trouble to avoid using new 5.3 features in some code that might be
> deployed to production in the very near term.
> More information might be reassuring to me.
> Neil V.
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