[plt-scheme] Re: What's the latest on the Scsh port?

From: Michael Sperber [Mr. Preprocessor] (sperber at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de)
Date: Tue Jul 15 14:39:10 EDT 2003

>>>>> "Matthew" == Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> writes:

Matthew> Michael Sperber [Mr. Preprocessor] wrote:
>> Conclusion as of today: scsh's shell syntax is already heavily
>> optimized towards minimizing the number of key strokes (while
>> preserving most of the Scheme syntax and semantics), but the notation
>> still isn't brief enough for interactive use.

Matthew> To me, this suggests that a langauge isn't a solution to an environment
Matthew> problem.

Matthew> [...]

Matthew> So, to have a "Scheme shell" that gracefully shifts between interaction
Matthew> and scripting, maybe it helps to think of the interactive shell in a
Matthew> mode other than a stream of language tokens.

Yes.  I came to the same conclusion, but I never was able to put my
finger on the issue this succinctly.

Cheers =8-} Mike
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