[racket] Quoted expressions in #lang racket

From: Racket Noob (racketnoob at hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Sep 18 13:45:06 EDT 2011

 > You keep thinking (1 2 3) is the canonical form of a list.  It is
> not.  It's just a particular *print representation* of list.  So is
> #<list> or one of the many alternatives Eli proposed.
> Oh, I understand that. It's just that I don't understand why you (i.e. Racket implementers) choose Racket by default prints list this way (different than all other lisps). I think this choice can confuse beginners (and all other users who switches from different lisp implementations and expects "traditional" REPL behaviour).  
> Your attempt to use an interpreter model is commendable but falls
> short.  That is because you only described the READ and EVAL steps of
> a REPL.  The L(oop) is not relevant here, but the P(rint) is actually
> the most critical part, and that's the one you left out of your
> attempt at explaining what's happening.
> Also, Matthias asked you about substituting answers inside bigger
> expressions.  You gave him a mechanical answer of why (you think) it
> won't work, but you failed to understand the bigger point he was
> trying to make in the first place.
> Shriram
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