This is wonderful. I have not read through everything, but the bits that
I have read are well-written, insightful, and fun. I don’t know if a
book like this is enough to get people interested in building DSLs, but
if it isn’t, I’m not sure what is. I’m a tiny bit sad (or should I say
“bummed out”?) that BR eschews syntax-parse for the simpler syntax-case
patterns, but if that’s the only nit I can find to pick, it’s a good
Most of what I could say has already been said by Matthew Flatt in the
foreword, so I will not be redundant here, but I do want to thank you
for your efforts to provide a wonderful resource for Racketeers both old
> On Mar 15, 2017, at 17:28, Matthew Butterick <m...@mbtype.com> wrote:
> I'm very pleased to announce that Beautiful Racket, my book about
> making languages with Racket (that I spoke about at the last
> RacketCon) is now officially released:
> Special thanks to chief amigo Matthew Flatt for writing a very kind
> More broadly, thank you to everyone who has helped make Racket such a
> fantastic and amazing tool. It has absolutely changed my life for the
> better. The book is very much a tribute to all your wonderful work. By
> sharing my enthusiasm and experience, I hope that the book brings many
> more recruits into Team Racket.
> Macros! Language extensibility! Let's rock!
> (And of course, if you find problems, let me know.)
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