[racket-dev] New error messages for *SL

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 12 06:17:17 EDT 2011


On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 6:10 AM, Stephen Bloch <sbloch at adelphi.edu> wrote:
> On Jul 11, 2011, at 6:32 PM, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> I'd much prefer eliminating such function calls.
> What harm do they do?  You can't call any library function with the wrong
> number of arguments, and you can't define a zero-argument function.  The
> only way this affects a BSL student is if the student is using a library
> that provides a zero-argument function, which it presumably does because the
> library author thinks BSL students NEED a zero-argument function.
> I wouldn't draw attention to the existence of zero-argument functions in the
> docs, but I don't see that we need to overrule the judgment of every library
> author who ever provides one.
> Stephen Bloch
> sbloch at adelphi.edu
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