Racket Meetup: Saturday December 4

Racket Meetup: Saturday December 4

Where: https://gather.town/app/wH1EDG3McffLjrs0/racket-users

When: First Saturday EVERY Month UTC: 20:00 (30 minutes but can overrun)

The next meetup is

  • Pacific Time, PT Sat, 4 Dec 2021 at 12:00 PST
  • Mountain Time, MT Sat, 4 Dec 2021 at 13:00 MST
  • Central Time, CT Sat, 4 Dec 2021 at 14:00 CST
  • Eastern Time, ET Sat, 4 Dec 2021 at 15:00 EST
  • London, United Kingdom Sat, 4 Dec 2021 at 20:00 GMT
  • Prague, Czechia Sat, 4 Dec 2021 at 21:00 CET
  • Corresponding UTC Sat, 4 Dec 2021 at 20:00

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Racket meet-up today;

8pm UTC

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And as usual, the one who organized it, didn't show up :wink:

But seriously - the meetups have been very interesting lately and maybe more people would find them informative. Yesterday we talked about:

  • idiomatic Clojure versus idiomatic Racket - particularly some interesting thoughts on mutations and immutability in general,
  • table rendering for larger data sets (yes, my uni-table is heading in that direction, but right now it just lacks the power and is definitely not lazy enough),
  • console/terminal REPL versus DrRacket REPL - it looks like even those of us who have a stronger preference one way actually use the other REPL pretty often and are interested in its capabilities,
  • contracts and their relation to relational database constrains and/or checks - with interesting discussion about SQLite usage implications for "gradual typing of table columns",
  • global state versus configuration, parameters versus continuation-passing style, objects and keeping state (of connections for example),
  • Knuth-Plass line breaking / paragraph justification and other approaches (fmt, simple breaks at whitespace),
  • Racket versus general Scheme (and other languages) communities ("versus" as in "comparing" not "against"!) - Discourse, Slack, Discord, Reddit, etc.,

All in all a very fruitful meeting if I may say. If I missed something you found important, please, fill-in the gaps I forgot to cover here :slight_smile:



Thank you Dominik.

Wow, thanks for writing this summary of yesterday's topics! :slight_smile: :+1:

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Absolutely, many thanks for the summary: sounds like a lot of meaty topics!