[racket-dev] today's DrRacket problem

From: Jordan Schatz (jordan at noionlabs.com)
Date: Mon Mar 26 11:38:57 EDT 2012

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:11:06AM -0400, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> Many of you noticed that DrRacket v5.2.1 refused to launch today, March 26.
> We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
> The problem is due to a so-called "Easter egg", which is a visual surprise
> that one developer builds into the code for the others and our users -- a
> tradition going back to the early days of our project. The bug affects only
> DrRacket, no other Racket software. 
> As far as version 5.2.1 is concerned, it will disappear tomorrow, but it
> will return later this year.  For the upcoming release -- due out before
> the next "easter egg" date -- we will either install much more reliable
> test methods for the Easter eggs or we will remove them entirely.

I vote to keep the easter eggs. Software will always break, abit of fun
does the psyche good.

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