[plt-scheme] Re: Visual Studio .NET ...easier than PLT Scheme

From: Alex Peake (alex.peake at comac.com)
Date: Wed Jan 28 10:11:37 EST 2004

I notice you asking Guenther. I too have come to a similar conclusion for *production* (although my
code generator is in PLT Scheme).

It is rather a shame since PLT Scheme is by far the *BEST* language out there.

.NET facilitates excellent GUIs through Win Forms and the hundreds of .NET and COM "widgets" and
"componenets" available (from powerful grids to diagramming components to reporting tools). PLT only
gives a DHTML (AFAIK) "carrier" which is rather inelegant, or Mr. Ed which does not support the
Widgets and the like.

.NET interoperability is becoming what COM interop used to be, and without it PLT slowly loses
ground on the ability to leverage thousands of othere's work.

Still, as long as all you need is a simple GUI, and limmited interop then PLT Scheme is killer!


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