[racket] Wikipedia article improvements

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Tue Aug 16 17:26:12 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> Two minutes ago, Joan Arnaldich wrote:
>> Besides that, IMHO, I do think it is useful for readers interested
>> in knowing more about a programming language (say, before deciding
>> if they're going to invest some time learning it or not) to see
>> actual examples of this kind, without leaving wikipedia, if only to
>> get a taste of what can be done and how code looks like... even more
>> in Racket's case, where it can be strange for a newcomer to
>> understand why code can look so different...
> That makes a lot of sense -- thanks for making up that page.  There
> are obvious advantages for such a page: people can see things within
> the nice unified world of wikipedia that they're used to -- it's true
> that we make our examples very obvious, but at least I know exactly
> the kind of users that you're talking about -- I'm an example of this
> too, every time that I just click a wikipedia link to get a brief
> overview since I'm too lazy to start navigating a new site.

It is more important than is perhaps obvious to us list-subscribers.
The notion of Racket supporting "different languages" is from what
I've seen both on-list and face-to-face with other developers a very,
very weird idea. Even to Schemers!

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