[plt-scheme] Re: An Editors Tale

From: Paulo Jorge de Oliveira Cantante de Matos (pocm at netvisao.pt)
Date: Mon Jan 26 22:41:24 EST 2004

That's not portable. :( And I don't use MS products anyway. What gets to
be done in the sure should be portable for the sake of DrScheme
portability fame.

Paulo Matos

On Tue, 2004-01-27 at 02:20, Guenther Schmidt wrote:
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> Hi,
> how about creating a plugin for Visual Studio .NET? :-)
> I'd love to use VS *and* Scheme.
> Best regards
> Guenther
> Paulo Jorge de Oliveira Cantante de Matos wrote:
> >   For list-related administrative tasks:
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> > 
> > In the morning I wake up and start my Linux system, when I startx
> > DrScheme shows up and I continue coding what I left when I went to bed.
> > DrScheme after all is our eyes in to our scheme programming. When most
> > of us (ok, not those who use Emacs with MzScheme) think about
> > programming in Scheme they imagina a DrScheme window. It's incredible
> > how DrScheme is so good and so helpful with its very nice test suite and
> > help manuals always at hand however when it's time to go to bed I dream
> > about the same DrScheme with a different visual appearance and new
> > features. I can't understand why is (in my oppinion) so 'ugly'. Ok, it's
> > not DrScheme fault, but xWindows/wxxt or whatever. My question is: how
> > much wanted and how difficult it is to build a GTK or other GUI toolkit
> > DrScheme interface?  
> > AFAIK it seems pretty difficult since it seems DrScheme is so tightly
> > integrated into xWindows. Would MrEd API have to be rewritten?
> > I think a more professional look would not only help PLT Scheme to have
> > a wider audience outside universities but would also help those who
> > program in DrScheme. Features like automatic code generation for
> > classes, methods, getters and setters for example would be very, very
> > nice. A tabbed window with multiple files open would also be nice...
> > when I imagine this it's a little orgasmic. With such an IDE and Scheme
> > at my fingertips I think I would be able to sleep even better after a
> > hard day. :)
> > 
> > I would like thoughts about this...
> > With this post I don't mean DrScheme interface is trash, I like it very
> > much... consider my idea as a personal opinion of improvement.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 

Paulo J. Matos : pocm [_at_] mega . ist . utl . pt
Instituto Superior Tecnico - Lisbon
Computer and Software Eng. - A.I.
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        -> God had a deadline...
                So, he wrote it all in Lisp!

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