Re: [racket-users] Would it help to call racket2 something else?

2019-08-31 Thread evdubs
If "racket" is related to "scheme" by being an illegitimate scheme, I think "cartel" could be a good choice for "an even more illegitimate scheme". Plus, it's almost an anagram of racket. #lang cartel -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users"

Re: [racket-users] Would it help to call racket2 something else?

2019-08-29 Thread Jack Firth
On Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 12:46:53 AM UTC-4, David Storrs wrote: > > > On Wed, Aug 28, 2019, 11:43 PM Sage Gerard > wrote: > >> >> Maybe I'm overthinking this. I already know that nothing in #lang racket >> is getting thrown out or anything. > > > Yes, it is. > I believe Sage's statement

Re: [racket-users] Would it help to call racket2 something else?

2019-08-28 Thread David Storrs
On Wed, Aug 28, 2019, 11:43 PM Sage Gerard wrote: > > Maybe I'm overthinking this. I already know that nothing in #lang racket > is getting thrown out or anything. Yes, it is. #lang racket uses parenthesized S-expressions and prefix notation such that operator precedence is not relevant and

Re: [racket-users] Would it help to call racket2 something else?

2019-08-28 Thread Sage Gerard
Got it, thanks -slg Original Message On Aug 28, 2019, 11:48 PM, Jon Zeppieri wrote: > On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 11:43 PM Sage Gerard wrote: >> >> Why is the name Racket2 so important, anyway? > > It isn't. It's been mentioned several times that "Racket2" is > currently just a

Re: [racket-users] Would it help to call racket2 something else?

2019-08-28 Thread Jon Zeppieri
On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 11:43 PM Sage Gerard wrote: > > Why is the name Racket2 so important, anyway? It isn't. It's been mentioned several times that "Racket2" is currently just a placeholder for whatever it ends up being called.

Re: [racket-users] Would it help to call racket2 something else?

2019-08-28 Thread Sage Gerard
That's actually really cool that you had both available to taste. My analogy doesn't totally fit, but the preliminary discussions of Racket2 looked enough like the preliminary discussions for New Coke to remind me of them--and to make cracking a joke about it too tempting. In terms of the OP,

Re: [racket-users] Would it help to call racket2 something else?

2019-08-28 Thread George Neuner
On 8/28/2019 10:56 PM, Sage Gerard wrote: #lang new-coke -slg "New Coke" was horrible ... tasted like the bastard child of Pepsi and Dr. Pepper. And no matter what they claim, "Classic Coke" never was (and still isn't) the same as the original.  Classic Coke hit shelves a mere 3 months

Re: [racket-users] Would it help to call racket2 something else?

2019-08-28 Thread Sage Gerard
#lang new-coke -slg Original Message On Aug 28, 2019, 10:39 PM, 'Joel Dueck' via Racket Users wrote: > On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 4:14:40 PM UTC-5, David Storrs wrote: > >> On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 5:08 PM Daniel Prager wrote: >> >>> I reckon #lang retack would at least

Re: [racket-users] Would it help to call racket2 something else?

2019-08-28 Thread 'Joel Dueck' via Racket Users
On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 4:14:40 PM UTC-5, David Storrs wrote: > On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 5:08 PM Daniel Prager wrote: > >> I reckon *#lang retack* would at least make an apt working title. ;-) >> > > Hang on, 'tack' means to change direction across the wind, so shouldn't > 'retack' mean

Re: [racket-users] Would it help to call racket2 something else?

2019-08-28 Thread David Storrs
On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 5:08 PM Daniel Prager wrote: > Changing the canonical syntax seems like a bigger jump than from PLT > Scheme to Racket. > > Perhaps a name change would help. > > I looked up English language anagrams of racket and found two: retack and > tacker. > > *retack** [Nautical]