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

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Jan 30 15:46:08 EST 2004

On Jan 30, 2004, at 3:34 PM, Guenther Schmidt wrote:

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> 2. It's isn't realy only about a Visual UI for UI design, it's also 
> about a richer widget set, that would be nice.

Duly noted. Make examples.

> 3. Debugging and breakpoints would also be nice.

That's available, but yes we need it for full Scheme. Future work.

> 4. DrScheme isn't realy for "Dummies" and yes *I* am one.

That's not true. VS is not for dummies. It's for people who wish to 
stay dummies.

> 5. Not *having* to build everything from scratch, but having a rich, 
> semi-standadarized framework would also help. I do know that a 
> framework does exist for PLT Scheme, but keep the for "Dummies" in 
> mind here.

That's a good proposal. We should provide a "framework" for getting 
standard windowy things up and running with a single key stroke or 
mouse click.

> Scheme apparently does give everyone the possibility to tailor the 
> language to suit ones needs. That's wonderful, but that comes with a 
> problem, you need the skill to do it.
> 6. Adding more editing features would also very nice.

Noted. Examples please.

-- Matthias

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