[racket] Racketizing Chrome

From: Jon Rafkind (rafkind at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 30 20:34:54 EDT 2011

I attempted to compile racket for chrome's sandbox (NaCL) but ran into a half dozen issues (functions like execv are not implemented). I haven't pursued it
further but its probably possible.

On 08/30/2011 06:30 PM, Ray Racine wrote:
> Chrome has solidified their native app capability.  Downside, only support is native apps in C or C++.  Racket scheme is embeddable in a C program, hence,
> the theoretical possibility of Racket embedded within Chrome.  As native apps are just another app loadable from the Chrome Web Store, Racket in Chrome is
> just another app install like any other app.  In fact a particular Web App in the store could be a combination of the Racket native app with zos.
> I believe an embedded Racket would act very much like a Racket "place" with the HTML 5 / Javascript engine on the other side of the place channel swapping
> JSON and Sexps.  The native app C sandbox has access to the various chrome apis for storage, sound etc and therefore invokable via Racket as well.
> Substantial work I'm sure but the idea of it all just crossed my mind and I'd thought I'd toss it out there.
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