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7 points by pg 3207 days ago | link | parent

While I still hack in Arc constantly because I'm always tweaking HN, I haven't made dramatic changes to the language itself lately. I only seem to be able to work on 2 things at once, not 3. Since YC is a given, that means I have to choose between hacking and writing. Lately I've mostly chosen writing.

I should release a new version though. News.arc is greatly improved since the last release.



2 points by garply 3207 days ago | link

That would be great. Seeing others share code - even tools that I don't currently use - makes me want to push code as well. When I push code and no one else does, I feel a bit like my work is unappreciated and want to stop sharing. I suspect there is type of momentum at work in the formation of vibrant programming communities. Seeing Arc 3.2 would be motivational.

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3 points by akkartik 3206 days ago | link

Yeah. I have this hazy sense that people submit lots of bug reports on this forum, but no idea if any of them are ever integrated.

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2 points by aw 3205 days ago | link

iirc all reported bugs fixes were incorporated by the arc3.1 release. (Releases haven't always incorporated all fixes reported up to that point, the atomic-invoke fix was particularly alarming and took several releases to make it in).

The only bug I'm currently aware of off the top of my head in arc.arc is readline, which was reported after the arc3.1 release.

There are a couple of known issues with the Arc runtime (i.e. the queue bug you found which seems likely caused by unsafe mutation of immutable cells, nested quasiquotation) which have prospective fixes, but neither tested throughly enough that I'd personally say, "oh, why yes, you should go ahead and switch HN over today".

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1 point by hasenj 3205 days ago | link

> I should release a new version though. News.arc is greatly improved since the last release.

Just curios, do you have a public git repo, or anything like that?

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