[plt-scheme] Re: Interacting w/ MzScheme

From: Jacob Matthews (jacobm at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Sat Dec 11 10:43:28 EST 2004

karczma at info.unicaen.fr wrote:

> Well, not having anything to do with you, I would also like to know why.
> You see, your indecent, almost insulting comparisons have been answered
> in a nice manner, the PLT people want to know what are your *real* needs.
> If you just refuse the answer, it might happen that your further 
> questions
> will be answered similarly, what do you think?

Obviously I can't answer for Bradd, but I've found two cases where files 
with snips in them can become annoying:

1) When I want to edit a program quickly to change a character or a 
string or something, I'd rather just launch vim or pico and be done with 
it. If the file isn't plain text, I have to launch DrScheme instead.
2) I'm frequently SSHed into my work computer without X forwarding 
enabled. MrEd won't run without X forwarding enabled, so I can neither 
edit my source files nor run my programs in this situation if they've 
got fancy snip%s in them (even if the program I want to run is a script 
that doesn't have anything to do with X). This is a real practical 
problem for me.

#1 is annoying; #2 has made me stop using XML boxes for things.


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