[racket] idiomatic and fast

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Sun Apr 29 18:35:12 EDT 2012

Matthias Felleisen wrote at 04/29/2012 05:50 PM:
> Are you saying that this was NOT an April fool's joke? Argh.

With Microsoft, I can't always tell.  With this MS thing recognizing 
dubious achievements, and posting those honors on one's Facebook and 
such, it could be some fun/lame thing, or it could secretly be some 
brilliant social critique by an MS worker drone, passed off as just a 
fun/lame thing.  If critique, it could be on the folly of software 
metrics practice, on the vapidity of Facebook/Twitter/blogs, on the 
nature of Microsoft certifications...

I'd still be interested in projects on guiding what language features 
people use (when they're not guided by a textbook and DrRacket student 
languages).  Or perhaps we could look at this as another aspect of an 
automatic code-critiquing tool: not only does the tool do things like 
flag suspect code and suggest better idioms, but these suggestions are 
informed by a sense of the programmer's current level of expertise in 
various respects.

Neil V.


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