[racket] News flash! Racket once again a legal choice for developing iPhone apps!

From: Stephen De Gabrielle (stephen.degabrielle at acm.org)
Date: Tue Sep 14 08:37:18 EDT 2010

> create and use their own interpreted languages within apps, as long as they aren't downloaded,

DrScheme on the iPad?

I'm joking.


On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> John Clements wrote at 09/13/2010 11:44 PM:
> Again, this change would seem to be designed to allow developers to create and use their own interpreted languages within apps, as long as they aren't downloaded, which would open up a gaping security hole.
> I think that is not so much about security, and more about Apple keeping a stranglehold on the platform.  Which means ongoing antitrust abuses in what does and does not get on the platform, as well as getting a cut of any layered software business (because they can force you to give them a cut).
> IMHO, the iPhone is still a platform to avoid developing for, unless you really must be on it.
> I am speaking of software development in general here.  Some Racket-related project might well have a pragmatic reason to lend aid and comfort to the iPhone (e.g., a desire to run on *all* the platforms that students use).
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