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hpr2507 :: Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

It's a triple whammy! It's functional programming, functional package management and soundscape!

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racket, nix, racket2nix, fractalide, soundscape, hongkong. 5.
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Duration: 00:18:47


Listen to me walk through five shopping malls and one bicycle tunnel, as I rant about how flow-based programming microservices and functional package management will save the future of programming and software reuse, and usher in a new era of software quality and productivity!

If it sounds like I'm a bit down about working alone on racket2nix, you're interpreting me wrong! I didn't expect any feedback at all from the small to non-existent racket/nix intersection, but it turns out the intersection is larger than I thought, and I'm grateful for any words of encouragement, and feedback in any form on what the community needs.


Nix is the mother of Guix:


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Comment #1 posted on 2018-02-26 01:05:36 by clacke


"Larger than I thought*"

Comment #2 posted on 2018-02-26 22:44:32 by Dave Morriss

Re: typo

Oops, sorry I didn't notice the error when I processed your notes. I'll hand in my proof-reading badge...

I have fixed the error. Feel free to contact HPR admins via admin at if this sort of thing ever happens in the future.

Comment #3 posted on 2018-02-27 01:41:01 by clacke

Re: typo

Alright, I made it a comment to spare you the work of correcting the original text and then you went and did it anyway. :-)

So I'll mail you the next time.

Comment #4 posted on 2018-02-28 08:32:53 by clacke

Re: that info.rkt for a node

Got word from Stewart (and he's btw , and Fractalide has an account at ) that I misspoke on something: A node won't have an info.rkt, it's one fractal, one package, and nodes are pointed out internally within that package.

For more on what all this means, what a fractal is and more, look forward to my interview with Stewart whenever we get that in order.

Comment #5 posted on 2018-03-20 22:06:14 by clacke

Re: that info.rkt for a node

Correction to correction: No I didn't misspeak anything, we just misunderstood each other. Sorry for the confusion. :-)

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