[racket] Thanks for being awesome

From: Ryan Culpepper (ryanc at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 29 14:38:50 EDT 2013

Thanks for the kind words! Just a note: the db library is now part of 
the Racket distribution. Use (require db) instead. I just added a note 
to the PLaneT entry.


On 04/29/2013 01:44 PM, 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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