On Monday, August 26, 2019 at 4:45:44 AM UTC-4, Arie van Wingerden wrote: > > When Racket2 was announced, I got really upset, being afraid that all what > I like about (the old) Racket would be at stake. Also it was mentioned that > the docs would be based on Racket2 syntax, which probably would hamper > using them for old school Racket. > > I really think that old school Racket should be saved for the future, > because it is the Scheme to go for many reasons e.g. superb IDE + debugging > and many good packages and of course the whole creative eco system. > > Question 1: > Please can you explicitly guarantee that Racket (#lang racket) will be > available for the future? > > Question 2: > Can you explicitely guarantee that the documentation for #lang racket will > be available in the future? > > Please know that I love DrRacket as a whole and that I am not against > Racket2 at all. I just like my favorite old Racket language to be available > forever😊 > > Many thx for DrRacket and keep up the good work! > > Best wishes.
The Racket project leadership will be offering clarification once they're able to meet together, see the following: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/racket-users/9Eh9H1Jt28Q/2Wx7xopIDAAJ I can empathize with your concern, but I am no longer concerned about the future of #lang racket. There are simply too many great things about it for it not to continue, and in a very unlikely worst case scenario, in my opinion, it would be easier to fork the software and continue to maintain/enhance it then it would be to bring another Scheme, such as Chez, up to the same productivity level. And to be clear, I do *not* at all expect the worst case scenario :) Since my post (referenced above), I have decided to not wait for the Racket project leadership, and have gone "all in" with #lang racket, and I plan on continuing with that attitude for the foreseeable future. I expect to be able to add some new packages to the great set we already have before the new syntax is completed :) Brian Adkins -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/ac9c845d-ea8d-47a2-94d5-1a3a21687f80%40googlegroups.com.