[racket-dev] Downloading DrRacket for Mac is hard?

From: Guillaume Marceau (gmarceau at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Aug 11 13:32:19 EDT 2011

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Guillaume Marceau <gmarceau at gmail.com> wrote:
> > In the ambiguous cases, you can get additional information by checking for
> > flash. Because Adobe doesn't support flash player on x64 browsers, if
> > detection is successful then it is definitely a 32 bit browser, if not, then
> > the request came from either a 32 bit browser without flash plugin or from a
> > 64 bit browser.
> That seems like an unfortunate thing to rely on.

Such is life in the stormy world of web development. Just ask Danny
about the ridiculous things he has to do to make WeScheme work on the
different browsers.

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