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Opening Racket Modules in Emacs

In recent past, I've adopted Greg Hendershott's racket-mode for Emacs, added keyword completion, hover help, documentation lookup, customized syntax highlighting and indentation and such for my personal tastes, but one thing I haven't really looked at so far is code navigation support for Racket. What seemed like an easy place to start was implementing a function for loading a Racket source file by its module path, as would appear within a require form.

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Written on Sunday, 6 July 2014, 17:57:57 UTC.
Tagged as Emacs, IDE, Lisp, Racket.

Times Are Hard for Racketeers, too

APIs dealing with dates and times must be hard to get right. I'm not aware of any programming language whose standard library for dealing with times is both intuitive and comprehensive. Racket has built-in libraries that are second to none, but even it presently leaves something to be desired when it comes to support for handling dates and times.

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Written on Sunday, 6 January 2013, 01:21:31 UTC.
Tagged as APIs, Emacs, Lisp, Racket, Scheme.

Rascal Mode for Emacs Released

During the last year or so I've written some program transformations in the Rascal programming language. I find it beneficial to have an Emacs mode for any language I make significant use of. Not finding an existing one for Rascal, I proceeded to put one together myself. See Emacs Mode for Rascal (on GitHub) for the code.

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Written on Monday, 8 October 2012, 22:38:07 UTC.
Tagged as BLDL, Emacs, Lisp, programming languages, Rascal, software.