[plt-scheme] Sweet-expressions on PLT

From: Eduardo Bellani (ebellani at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Nov 4 08:54:37 EST 2008

Hmmm, this nagare looks pretty sweet.
I though the same about LeftParen too mate, RoR is already the best RoR in
the world
in my view :P. Time to switch paradigms for me, not to incrementally improve

I've started on that one because, well, it does have a small hello world
example that just works! :D
Since my initial purpose is to just build a blog (the hello world of web
apps, as the docs of LeftParen
so wisely says) I've initially stayed with that, but I'm still searching.

Anyway, thanks for everyone who replied, this thread was very nutritious to
the brain, hope to
see more of it.

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Marek Kubica <marek at xivilization.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 3 Nov 2008 13:45:04 -0500
> "Matt Jadud" <jadudm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would honestly encourage you to simply attempt to use the language
> > as-is. Perhaps dive into HtDP (http://www.htdp.org), or (if you're
> > keen) take a look at projects like LeftParen:
> I thought about using LaftParen but decided against it. Why? Because as
> far as I see, it provides the next Rails-like framework. There's
> nothing wrong with this approach, but I'm already sick of seeing all
> these frameworks which port the Rails-way over. I tried running
> Seaside, but haven't yet managed to get it running on any Smalltalk
> that's not called Squeak. So I settled for Nagare (Python continuation
> based framework) and the PLT web server. My projects are currently on
> hold, though, since I don't have much time these days.
> As of the sweet-expressions.. while I acknowledge the importance of
> readable code, these sweet-expressions do not look particularly radable
> to me. They are like enhancing the verboseness of parens with quirky
> rules for the {}. And I would be really bored if all languages used the
> exact same syntax, as sweet-expressions try to force them on Scheme.
> But sure, Eduardo, go ahead and use them. Be sure also to try
> S-Expressions (together with DrScheme) and find out which ones you
> prefer.
> regards,
> Marek

Eduardo Bellani


"What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men. That is the entire Law;
all the rest is commentary." The Talmud
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