[racket] Rackunit best practices

From: Greg Hendershott (greghendershott at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Aug 23 09:42:15 EDT 2013

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 2:09 AM, Chad Albers <calbers at neomantic.com> wrote:
> From the many responses, it looks like Dr Racket is more popular than
> I thought.  I'm a long-time Emacs user, and although I have tried Dr
> Racket, Emacs is now part of my bones.  (I'm excited to learn that
> there is a Racket mode...and hope it is as good as geiser).

Just to be clear, the two most mature and respected Emacs modes for
working with Racket are:

1. Quack
2. Geiser

The "racket-mode" project I have on GitHub is a 0.1 alpha quality
thing I cobbled together for my own use, after having some difficulty
with Quack on Emacs 24+, and during a brief period when Racket's
`enter!' module wasn't always reloading modules. I put it on GitHub
because that's effectively my backup system for code.

Although I'm still using it out of inertia, I am definitely NOT trying
to promote it as being better than Quack or Geiser, which are amazing
things with years of excellent work put into them.

I think my README makes that clear, so you'll realize that when you
see it. But if anyone thinks it's not clear enough, let me know and
I'd be happy to make it clearer.


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