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

From: Chris Perkins (cperkins at medialab.com)
Date: Fri Jan 30 12:26:59 EST 2004

At 05:42 AM 1/30/2004, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>This speaks for wizards in DrScheme. They'd be easy to add. We could spit out tons of scaffolding in no time. -- Matthias

Well, I like pretty much anything that helps me code more faster, but I've never been fond of wizards.  But perhaps I just prefer developing my own code rather than inheriting someone elses.

I find graphical UI editors that spit out code or resources  to be handy, but I find them most useful when working with one window or dialog at a time. I might use a UI editor to create every dialog and window in my application, but never in one big pass.  Instead I use them iteratively.

And, if confronted with a foreign framework, I'd much rather study the code of a working sample to see how it ticks, rather than having a wizard generate the code and then tell me just to add my hooks to lines 30, 1400, and 16041. Burying my code somewhere in a thousand lines of code I didn't write and don't understand seems to violate a lot of rules of encapsulation and modularization.

Chris Perkins

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