Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hello from the Florida Keys,

I'm Kyle Smith, your host on this blog. I've been otherwise occupied with life, and had left this blog dormant. I have recently returned to writing code in Racket, which is the language brought to you by the same folks that used to produce PLT Scheme. I'll be updating my list of websites, to purge any broken links, and update the PLT Scheme links with their corresponding Racket links. Racket retains languages the correspond with the various Scheme standards. I'm looking forward to updating some of my previous articles, so that the code in them runs correctly under #lang racket.

Recently, I wrote a Racket program to solve a class of puzzles played on a rectangular grid. It was fun writing and optimizing a good old fashion state space search program. Perhaps I'll write a future article, based on what I did. I've also been fooling around with applications best written as embedded software on a minimal hardware platform. I never heard of anyone embedding Racket, and in truth, it may simply be too big. However, there are a lot of Schemes out there. I'd like to use some flavor for the purpose of scripting the remote operation of a broadband amateur radio receiver. Well, whatever I choose for the task, I'll be sure keep you posted on my progress.

Best wishes,

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Kyle Smith