[plt-dev] `rico' and ".rkt"

From: Carl Eastlund (carl.eastlund at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Feb 15 13:32:47 EST 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> Jos Koot wrote at 02/15/2010 01:17 PM:
>> Would this work for a simple Windows user as I am, opening my sourcce
>> files by double clicking? I am not sure I can make Windows register an empty
>> file extension.
>> Jos
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Eastlund"
>> <carl.eastlund at gmail.com>
>> how about we abandon
>> extensions entirely?
> Filename extensions have been archaic half-butted compromises for decades,
> but they're still pretty convenient.
> And, at least as importantly, Windows and many Un*x tools rely on the
> filename extensions.  (I'm not sure about Mac OS X.)  Some Web servers and
> some Web browsers also rely on extensions for determining MIME types.

Yes, I think my "follow the convention to its logical conclusion"
method did not result in a practical suggestion.  I stand by
".racket", but the no extensions thing would be pretty bad.


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