Writing code in Racket using Emacs would it be a sin?

@veer66 Why would someone take editor wars seriously? Use what you like, as long as it is on your employer's allowed software list. I would expect any VIrtuous EMACSian to agree, even if they believe their preferred editor is cooler.

@lnxw48a1 I don't use Emacs for coding in Blocky, Squeak, Java (anymore). I don't use Emacs for editing nginx config.

I use Emacs, vim, Textmate, vscode for coding in Ruby.

I prefer Emacs when I code in Common Lisp, Clojure, and of course Elisp.

Racket syntax is similar to Common Lisp and Clojure. So using Emacs may be a good choice. I am not sure whether Emacs and Racket REPL are integrated properly. If it isn't, then I don't have to try.

@veer66 @lnxw48a1 Emacs racket-mode is almost as nice as drracket; I highly recommend it. But drracket still shows better stack traces and has an incredible macro debugger.


@lnxw48a1 @veer66
You can also launch the macro stepper from the command line, so it's really easy to make a little elisp command to launch it on the current file. I do all my Racket programming in emacs.

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