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

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Jan 30 12:45:06 EST 2004

I would hope that we can build abstractions that overcome these 
shortcomings. That's our business
-- Matthias

On Jan 30, 2004, at 12:26 PM, Chris Perkins wrote:

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> 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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