[racket] Racket v5.0

From: Zohar Kelrich (lumimies at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Jun 7 17:37:25 EDT 2010

Part 12 of quick seems a bit confused -  no one distinguishes or describes
Racket as minimalist, these are all done to Scheme.

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 21:13, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:

> PLT is happy to announce the release of Racket, available from
>  http://racket-lang.org/
> With Racket, you can script command shells and web servers; you can
> quickly prototype animations and complex GUIs; regexps and threads
> are here to serve you.  To organize your systems, you can mix and
> match classes, modules or components.  Best of all, you start
> without writing down types.  If you later wish to turn your script
> into a program, equip your Racket modules with explicit type
> declarations as you wish.  And Racket doesn't just come as a typed
> variant; you can also write your modules in a purely functional and
> lazy dialect.
> Racket comes in so many flavors because Racket is much more than a
> standard scripting language or a plain programming language.  Racket
> supports language extensibility to an unequaled degree.  A Racket
> programmer knows that making up a new language is as easy as writing
> a new library.
> To help you start quickly, Racket includes batteries in all shapes
> and sizes, most importantly, extensive documentation and all kinds
> of libraries.
> Racket occupies a unique position between research and practice.  It
> inherits many major ideas from language research, among them type
> safety (when the type system says that x is a number, then at
> runtime it always is a number) and memory safety (when some memory
> is reclaimed by the garbage collector it is impossible to still have
> a reference to it).  At the same time, user demand governs rigid
> adherence to purely theoretical principles.
> Racket, formerly PLT Scheme, is a product of over 15 years of
> development.  Although Racket starts with a mature software base and an
> established user community, its new name reflects our view that this is
> just the beginning of Racket's evolution.
> --
>          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
>                    http://barzilay.org/                   Maze is Life!
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