[racket] Getting started with R6RS

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sat May 14 22:34:23 EDT 2011

Four hours ago, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> This is a problem that I've seen repeatedly in trying to help
> programmers in other languages get started in Racket.  Lots of
> people want to know "how it all works" right when they start.
> Whether this is helpful or not, everyone has some definition of
> "all" for these purposes.  Usually it includes the language and
> libraries, but not the compiler or processor.  Unfortunately, in
> Racket it's just the case that more of the complexity is "above the
> line" in some sense, and thus people want an explanation of how it
> works.
> I don't know what to do about this, but it's something I've run into
> many times.

(My best idea for these is to keep asking how they get confused, and
hopefully some central page will emerge as a good point to explain it

          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
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