[racket-dev] [racket] pretty-big->#lang (was: External connection toFinndesign Liitin)

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 11 09:38:18 EDT 2011

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 8:25 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 9:20 AM, Robby Findler
> <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
>>> How problematic would it be if the DrRacket interactions window didn't
>>> make the namespace it uses for evaluation available to the expressions
>>> being evaluated?
>> How would that work? Could drracket compile the expression in the
>> namespace that has the insides of the module and then, when evaluating
>> it, set the namespace back to the one in effect while running the
>> definitions window? (That seems a bit strange; I don't have a good
>> idea how it would work.)
> What I was thinking was more along the lines of disconnecting the
> value of `current-namespace' that DrRacket sees from the value that
> the user program sees -- in other words, having that parameter not be
> part of the underlying shared portion of Racket like `+', but more
> like the things that DrRacket doesn't share, like its inspector.  I
> think that would require lower-level changes, though.

Well, lower-level is not a complete magic wand here :). I think there
would have to be some way to understand what you expect the
lower-level to be doing and then, after that, figure out what level
that fits best at.

Like having two versions of current-namespace: I think what you're
saying is that drracket should do something like this:

  (parameterize ([current-namespace repl-namespace-with-all-the-goodies])
    (eval `(parameterize ([current-namespace



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