Common project: learn Racket programming language

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Re: Common project: learn Racket programming language
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 12:46:49 am »
How broadly beyond Racket would you say these complaints apply?

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Re: Common project: learn Racket programming language
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 11:09:43 am »
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I don't feel the sexy' anymore.

That made me smile lol. 

So many languages and all tailored towards the original writers’ needs/ requirements.  I tend to stick with what’s quickest and easiest for me; which is obviously down to my experience and time invested learning the language and it’s foibles.

I envy your ability to sample each language and I enjoy your ‘reviews’; I just wouldn't’ have the patience lol. 

Is coding language exploring a hobby or are you looking for the ‘holy grail’ of languages?

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Re: Common project: learn Racket programming language
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 11:58:13 am »
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How broadly beyond Racket would you say these complaints apply?

The parens thing is about s-expressions, and the mutability thing is about functional languages. But here I'm just talking about Racket, because there are other ways to use s-expressions, and other ways to handle immutability. Let's be fair: it's about Racket only.

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Is coding language exploring a hobby or are you looking for the ‘holy grail’ of languages?

Yeah, it's a real passion. I love esolangs for instance. I love creating syntaxes and semantics, usually with PEGjs and node/browser for fast prototyping. I'm not sure there's a holy-grail language. Who knows!
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Re: Common project: learn Racket programming language
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2017, 03:56:39 pm »
So, the syntax tree, in Racket, is abstract?
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Re: Common project: learn Racket programming language
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2017, 04:12:41 pm »
What do you mean ?
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Re: Common project: learn Racket programming language
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2017, 02:18:13 am »
I mean to ask whether the Racket programming language is an AST (Abstract Syntax Tree)?
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Re: Common project: learn Racket programming language
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2017, 09:24:56 am »
The Racket programming language is a programming language. Its syntax can be represented by an AST. Does it answer your question?
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