[racket] Sweet expressions; or making it easier to introduce Racket to me and my coworkers :-)

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Thu Jul 21 13:44:35 EDT 2011

Norman Gray wrote at 07/21/2011 10:54 AM:
> However when I asserted that all of the angle-brackets in XML syntax, and all of the end-tags, are distracting, the interesting rejoinder was: "what end tags? oh, those end tags!" -- that is, the same rejoinder ("what brackets!?") that folk make to the claim that lisp-like syntaxes have too many parentheses.

I think the difference is that even XML and other W3C standards people 
realize that XML syntax quickly gets ridiculous. 

I did some work for an SGML company before XML was started, and SGML 
syntax made reasonable sense for document markup at the time (which is 
why Berners-Lee made HTML look like it).  But then XML people decided to 
adapt SGML for all data interchange, and we'll be stuck with that for a 


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