[racket] Thanks for being awesome

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 29 14:34:07 EDT 2013

On behalf of many Racket implementors --- thank you! It's nice to hear
when things work.

At Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:44:26 -0400, Sean McBeth wrote:
> Dear Racketeers,
> I'm starting a project in earnest in Racket and spent about an hour last
> night getting some baseline stuff set up. Most of that time was spent
> figuring out how to get Postgres running, having been experienced in
> setting up only SQL Server and MySQL.
> A very bare minimum amount of time was spent typing "(require (planet
> ryanc/db))" into the top of my file, entering the very few configuration
> settings, and having immediate access to my database. It was such a
> pleasure to setup in comparison to the many and vast DB connection
> libraries for other, lesser programming languages I've used over the last
> 10 years.
> And this was only the latest in other, similarly awesome discoveries within
> Racket. My mind was absolutely blown the other day when I saw that
> threading could be as simple as wrapping a call to (thread) around my
> procedure. Or that there was this amazing Racket to Javascript translator
> that Just Worked, unlike some other languages that claim to have the same
> thing but shall not be mentioned (*cough*Clojure*cough*). Or the simplicity
> and power of the math library. Or that it wasn't just the trendy Web stuff
> that you guys cared about, that there was tons of other code for plenty of
> other uses, without just punting out to a foreign-function interface all
> the time, unlike some other languages that have already been mentioned
> through throat-clearing-maneuvers. Or that it setup on all of my
> machines--Windows, Linux, and OS X--exactly the same without any extra
> effort, unlike... well, you get the point.
> Anyway, thanks for being so awesome. Racket is awesome, PLaneT is awesome,
> the community is awesome, and it all comes together in one amazingly
> coherent and awesome package. And that's awesome.
> Love,
> -Sean
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