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

From: Michael Sperber (sperber at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de)
Date: Thu Jan 29 02:23:08 EST 2004

>>>>> "Alex" == Alex Peake <alex.peake at comac.com> writes:

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

That's interesting.  I would have said almost exactly the opposite:
the bigger your code gets, the more of a relative advantage I have
using PLT Scheme.

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

PLT gives me the nestable editor classes which are far more powerful
most "Widgets" I've seen in other toolkits.  I suspect you simply
haven't looked at what they can do.

Also, don't forget that PLT is a cross-platform environment; if you're
writing applications for that kind of setting, .NET isn't even an

Cheers =8-} Mike
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