More Lisp in the news

So not too long ago John Carmack tweeted that he “dumped the C++ server I wrote for a new one in Racket”.

This created some nice discussions on Hacker News, along with a link to a nice document about Racket macros.

However, that seems to have sparked off some interest in Racket, as few threads on the language start to pop up on the site ever since (for example, here, here, and here). One of these contains a link to a blog post by Clojure’s Leiningen author describing his experience with Racket.

If this leads to a renewed interest in Racket, Common Lisp, and Lisp in general, then this is a very good thing. These languages are so powerful and so underrate, it’s about time they get the recognition they deserve.

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