[racket] Can't get my language package to work

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sun Nov 16 18:38:04 EST 2014

Racket supported some Logo flavors for a while. I am sure they'd be easy to resurrect. -- The bad part isn't that Logo isn't just dysfunctional (isn't that the right word for "not functional") but don't help kids with anything. -- Matthias

On Nov 16, 2014, at 12:23 PM, Byron Davies wrote:

> John,
> If you’re working on a BASIC-like Lisp, may I suggest Seymour Papert’s Logo language http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?LogoLanguage.
> This is a line-oriented language developed for kids, with Lisp-like semantics, developed originally for Turtle graphics.  Since there’s already a Turtle package in Racket, perhaps you could create a full-up Logo in Racket.  Not functional, but still cool.
> Byron
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>> On Nov 16, 2014, at 10:00 AM, users-request at racket-lang.org wrote:
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:20:00 +0100
>> From: Konrad Hinsen <konrad.hinsen at fastmail.net>
>> To: J Arcane <jarcane at gmail.com>
>> Cc: Racket Users <users at racket-lang.org>
>> Subject: [racket]   Can't get my language package to work.
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>> J Arcane writes:
>>> I've been tinkering about with a BASIC-inspired Lisp syntax in Racket to practice
>>> macros. I've now got all the basic definitions established and wanted to thus start
>>> working on making it usable as a language, at least with #lang s-expr but I'm failing
>>> even at that. I can't even get my file to import and function with (require).
>> The best starting point I found for implementing languages in Racket is this
>> article by Matthew Flatt:
>>  https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2068896
>> You can download all the examples and play with them. I suggest you
>> take his version based on s-expr and modify it in small steps toward
>> your own language. It's always easier to modify working code than to
>> start from scratch.
>> Konrad.
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