[racket] Racket documentation for web development is just awful!

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sat Dec 17 11:18:06 EST 2011

First, I want to encourage you to take a look at the "Continue"
tutorial: http://docs.racket-lang.org/continue/ . It provides an
excellent introduction for people new to the Racket web server.

Second, one of the great things about Jay is that in addition to the
video game talent and popped collars, he's very responsive to
suggestions.  If you have specific things that could be explained
better, I'm sure he'd be happy to hear about them.

Finally, while we all appreciate feedback, personally insulting people
isn't appropriate in this context.

2011/12/17 Racket Noob <racketnoob at hotmail.com>:
> Dear Racketeers,
> I think I am a man of average intelligence. I have read, for example, HtDP
> and SICP without any major problems. Nevertheless, even with the best will,
> I do not understand the documentation called "Web Applications in Racket",
> written by Jay McCarthy (http://docs.racket-lang.org/web-server/index.html).
> I think that I'm not the only one who does not understand (and, if we look
> at the number of web applications written in Racket today, they can be
> counted on the fingers of one hand. It is a shame because Racket is a great
> programming language, but with poorly written and unclear documentation like
> this, Racket will hardly ever become popular in the web world!).
> Let's face it: Jay McCarthy is perhaps an excellent programmer and all his
> honor. But, as a documentation writer, this man has no idea.
> This is my well-intentioned advice to this community: let someone with more
> literary talent to write documentation for web development in the Racket!
> Racket Noob
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