[racket-dev] Language selection considered harmful

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Thu Aug 26 11:48:36 EDT 2010

On Aug 26, Jon Rafkind wrote:
> > When I'm answering such questions, it is getting extremely difficult
> > to tell people what to do, and often leads to some confusingly broken
> > dialog.  See for example:
> > http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3572450/packaging-system-in-racket
> >
> > This is mostly a rant since I don't see any easy way to improve it,
> > especially given the problem of dealing with htdp based classes.
> >
> It doesn't look like the documentation is very explicit about how to run 
> r6rs programs in drracket, the only information I could find was running 
> programs on the command line with plt-r6rs and other such commands.
> It looks like there are two places where the docs should say something 
> about drracket and r6rs:
> http://docs.racket-lang.org/guide/standards.html?q=r6rs&q=r6rs#(part._.R6.R.S)
> http://docs.racket-lang.org/r6rs/Running_Top-Level_Programs.html?q=r6rs&q=r6rs

(Improving that would be nice, but I run into these things in many
contexts, not just r6rs.)

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