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Right, they could probably have gotten the same effect by staying with C++ and switching to Qt.

but then they'd have 80,000 lines of code of non-racket between the language and the OS's GUI. And they'd still have to build a compatibility layer between existing GUI stuff FFI out to QT.

Seems like this way they suffer through the platform specific pain themselves, but the bugs are all in a language they want to program in.

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