[racket-dev] plea for short planet syntax in student languages?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Oct 6 08:49:15 EDT 2011

We have had students that write 

 (require racket) 

and happily program away -- actually are very unhappy due to bugs. 

How about this experiment: everyone teach in plain Racket for a while
and see whether teaching language restrictions are really needed. 

On Oct 5, 2011, at 2:37 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:

> In the language I use in my class, I offer
>  require:
>    only-in except-in prefix-in rename-in combine-in planet
>  provide:
>    all-defined-out all-from-out rename-out except-out
>    prefix-out struct-out combine-out protect-out
> and my students use most of these.  I am not aware of a student ever
> getting into real trouble because of this.
> Shriram
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