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moe  ·  993 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Please consider donating. Please?

Thanks. Do you know what the 'Arc app' referenced is? Google's ARC doesn't seem right.

rob05c  ·  988 days ago  ·  link  ·

I do not recommend learning it. If you want a Lisp to learn, Racket is a good choice. Arc is a terrible, poorly documented, poorly supported, unreadable language, whose primary goal is to save characters at the cost of comprehension. Which is lunacy. Characters are in far greater supply than comprehension.

steve  ·  988 days ago  ·  link  ·  

mk does love "simplicity".... (evil grin)

rob05c  ·  988 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Arc is simple the way the Rabies virus is simple. And with the same symptoms: delirium, hallucinations, and raging, violent behavior.

Devac  ·  988 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's a bit harsh. Arc isn't zoonotic, as opposed to Rabies. ;)

steve  ·  993 days ago  ·  link  ·  

if memory serves... Arc was an offshoot language that Hacker News was written in. When mk first built this place, he did it based on HN code... which was in Arc.


kantos  ·  993 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No problemo.

I don't know. mk?

EDIT: steve got your back.

thenewgreen  ·  988 days ago  ·  link  ·  

moe, ARC is a dialect of Lisp. steve is correct that the original incarnation of Hubski was built on the bones of an HN clone. Though mk had cobbled together his own little monster that rob05c has uncobbled and is recobbling in a more amenable language.

kantos  ·  988 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks tng!