[racket-dev] New error messages for *SL

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 6 17:49:11 EDT 2011

Why is it pedagogical to repeat information in the
ISL documentation that the BSL documentation already

-- Matthias

On Jul 6, 2011, at 9:36 AM, Guillaume Marceau wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 9:14 AM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
>> In the case of the HtDP languages, was the choice to duplicate all the
>> text deliberate, or was it a side-effect of some other change?
> Yes, this was a deliberate move away from the no-duplication style
> used in the professional documentation, for pedagogical reasons.
> At each language level, I gathered in a separate section called
> "Common Syntax" the forms that that level has in common with the
> previous level. The idea is to make it possible to get a quick sense
> of of the commonality between the levels, while giving the students
> confidence that documentation page they are looking at is
> comprehensive.
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