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YC's Github account for HN: "Bug tracking and eventually public code releases" (github.com)
7 points by zck 1573 days ago | 15 comments


4 points by zck 1573 days ago | link

I originally found this on HN (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5979066), but this can be verified by going to the bottom of any HN page and clicking "bugs". I'm excited for the possibility of new releases of Arc.

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2 points by zck 1573 days ago | link

Also, I just noticed that the same user who has committed to the HN github has a port of Arc to be a Racket language: https://github.com/kogir/rarc-public . Do we know if he's a YC employee? Is this the next version of Arc?

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3 points by brianru 1572 days ago | link

He is a YC employee.

From kogir's YC profile: "I work at YC on Hacker News (and other things)." https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=kogir

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3 points by brianru 1566 days ago | link

The rarc-public repo is no longer visible on github.

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4 points by zck 1566 days ago | link

D'oh, the README no longer says anything about public code releases of HN: https://github.com/HackerNews/HN/commit/64e663f5977033294848...

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1 point by brianru 1566 days ago | link

Ha! I guess someone jumped the gun.

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4 points by kogir 1556 days ago | link

For some reason I can't reply higher than this, but yeah, that was a side-project of mine that's in no way official.

If you looked at it closely, I made many changes in the spirit of getting something running that PG (and you!) would likely not agree with.

I know nothing of PG's plans for future releases, and I'd not be the one doing them.

Sorry!

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2 points by rocketnia 1556 days ago | link

"If you looked at it closely, I made many changes in the spirit of getting something running that PG (and you!) would likely not agree with."

I didn't see the repo while it was online, but I've always looked forward to Arc (or at least Anarki) becoming usable as a Racket language at some point, even if it were an awkward fit. Just how disagreeable are we talking, here? :)

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2 points by kogir 1554 days ago | link

Exceptionally. I'll put it back up with a better ReadMe once I've verified I didn't accidentally leak anything I shouldn't have.

Let's just say it was bad enough that someone emailed PG to express despair at the direction things seemed to be heading.

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1 point by akkartik 1554 days ago | link

Well, we'll give you more constructive criticism. Often of the form, "see here for how I did it" :p

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2 points by akkartik 1556 days ago | link

Thanks! Welcome to the club of unofficial forks! Who cares what anybody else agrees with! :)

(I believe the HN codebase expires reply links after 14 days, as a spam control measure.)

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1 point by hartator 1567 days ago | link

IMHO, it's awesome. Do you guys know when it will come out?

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1 point by akkartik 1567 days ago | link

Nope, we only find out when you do.

(We here maintain various forks of the last release from 4 years ago: http://github.com/arclanguage)

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1 point by hartator 1567 days ago | link

Yeah, I know, seems old though like 2009.

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1 point by zck 1567 days ago | link

Yep, that's the last release. It's why I'm so excited for this github repo.

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