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2 points by rntz 3292 days ago | link | parent

From most to least necessary:

  - A maintained, portable, stable, widely-available implementation.
    - I'm iffy on whether Racket is widely-available enough for a Racket-based implementation to satisfy me.
  - A module system.
  - A package-distribution system.
  - Better and more libraries, or a good, standard way to hook into racket's libraries.
  - Depending on the project, a reasonably fast implementation.


1 point by aw 3292 days ago | link

When you say "widely available", do you mean available on a lot of platforms?

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1 point by rntz 3292 days ago | link

Yes.

On looking into the matter, it seems Racket is available on Windows and OS X, so that's basically taken care of. Hopefully its source compiles on non-x86{,_64} platforms as well, but I don't really develop for those.

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1 point by waterhouse 3291 days ago | link

I'd suggest just trying to compile it on whatever machine you might have in mind.

  git clone http://git.racket-lang.org/plt.git
  cd plt/src
  ./configure
  make
  make install  # this builds executables and docs in place; takes a longish while

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