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2 points by zck 1630 days ago | link | parent

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?


3 points by brianru 1629 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 1623 days ago | link

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

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4 points by zck 1623 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 1623 days ago | link

Ha! I guess someone jumped the gun.

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4 points by kogir 1613 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 1613 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 1611 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 1611 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 1613 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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