rackets (Was: [plt-scheme] still stuck with typed scheme problem: "Expected Attribute, but got Attribute")

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Fri Apr 30 11:48:30 EDT 2010

FWIW, I think that the name "Racket" is brilliant because it works 
several different ways.

If you've ever heard a PL researcher grumble about how popular and 
prolific PLT is, in a tone implying that shady dealings must be 
involved, that's one of the ways the name works.

I think that students would like "Racket".  It's a little edgy and 
counterculture, with a sense of humor .  "Cunning" might also work, 
being part of the punchline of an old dirty joke, but could also get 
snickered at and be given crude nicknames.

The timing of the SEC stuff is kinda funny, since SEC is the one of the 
few environments in which I can see the name "Racket" being a major 
liability. (Mainly because I think people don't want to risk the 
appearance of being glib about "rackets", especially not right now.)

Stephen Bloch wrote at 04/30/2010 11:17 AM:
> Yes, I see that it's "in this tradition", but that doesn't make it a good idea.
> How about Cunning instead?  As in "I have a cunning plan...."
> Or Clever?
> Or something that has at least some positive connotations?


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