[racket-dev] Racket stuffs

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 17 22:51:30 EDT 2010


On Aug 17, 2010, at 9:50 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> On Aug 17, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
>>> I like "http://" as a better (IMO, of course) visual cue, which is why
>>> I used it...   I can probably make a "www." alternative if you like
>>> that better.   (It could work with neither, since ".org" is good enough
>>> in the relevant crowds, but it makes it short enough to be ugly.)
>> I think it's more hip these days to have URLs without ASCII salad.
>> Just "racket-lang.org" would be too short.  And just a bit weird.
>> The "www." gives it a reassuring normalcy.  The truly hip (like Eli)
>> will try it without the "www."  just to be ornery, find it works,
>> and realize they're up against a worthy adversary (Eli).
> :)
>>> OK -- it is supposed to be centered, but I guess that the left of
>>> the "R" is much more visible as an alignment point over the right
>>> tip of the "t".
>> Yes, I noticed the slight indent on the right.  But it's so close to
>> being the same width that it just looks like carelessness.
>> (Removing the ASCII salad will descrease the width, thereby making
>> clearer that it *is* centered.)
> Yes, that was pretty obvious -- and the "www." version is short enough
> to look weird giving me another reason to prefer the "http://" one...
> In any case, I forgot that I can edit the files locally, so:
>  http://tmp.barzilay.org/r1.png
>  http://tmp.barzilay.org/r2.png
>  http://tmp.barzilay.org/r3.png
> Votes?
>>>> - I also wonder if a little more space between the name and the
>>>> URL might not be a good thing.
>>> You mean "might be a good thing"?   I tried it, but it looks too
>>> disconnected, so I was shooting for making the url go where an
>>> underline for the "Racket" would go.
>> I believe "I wonder whether ... might not be a good thing" means "I
>> think ... is a good thing".  Queen's English, dude.
> Ah yes -- the guys that rely on conventions to add implicit
> information that is otherwise not there.  (Providing loads of
> entertainment for people who are used to the meaning being explicit;
> for example the all-time amusing "sorry" being said by a person you
> bump into...)
> In any case, better settle the above vote before trying this one.
> -- 
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