[plt-dev] help

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 17 15:45:02 EDT 2009

On Apr 17, 2009, at 3:46 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> On Apr 17, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>> Well what we have now is way way way suboptimal as even experienced
>> FPers (thought not Schemers) in our lab get tripped over this stuff.
>> 1. I had forgotten that context narrowing exists. Other people don't
>>    seem to know either.
>> 1a. I bet the interface is too clumsy, if people can't find what
>>     they want.
> Like I said, suggestions are welcome.  (That's the part that should be
> easier to fix.)  I can't think of anything better.
>> 2. We need automatic context narrowing for teaching languages from
>> HtDP (and its relatives).
> That's doable (and as Robby reminded, we had it for a while), but to
> do it properly it requires a more powerful query syntax -- allowing
> `or' queries, or allowing changing the order of results.  This part is
> harder to fix

For now, I am proposing that we order the query results by information
from the context. Specifically, we display all information that are
relevant according to the context on the first page. Everything else
is displayed on page 2 and up.

How's that? -- Matthias

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