[racket-dev] Feature suggestion

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sat Jun 5 12:20:50 EDT 2010

We discussed this extensively a while a ago on this list in response to a comment by Simon Peyton Jones when he visited NEU for a few days -- Matthias

On Jun 4, 2010, at 10:47 PM, Neil Van Dyke wrote:

> Perhaps also worth considering for inspiration is "elsoc", a useful hack that Emacs has had for arguments quick-reference.
> "eldoc" does a transient display of the args to the innermost function/form that point is in.  This display appears in the ``echo area'' of the frame (roughly, status bar at the bottom of the window), so you can glance at it, but it doesn't get in your face while you're looking at the code and typing.
> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Lisp-Doc.html
> http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ElDoc
> I'm sure that DrRacket would do it not as a hack like "eldoc", but instead use some info that Check Syntax has. :)
> Neil V.
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