[plt-scheme] beginner questions about viewport lib and dlls

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Mon Jun 21 18:10:40 EDT 2004

At Mon, 21 Jun 2004 13:57:25 -0400, "Psy-Kosh" wrote:
> Possibly dumb question, but... why was it moved to dlls anyways?

Applications like DrScheme, Help Desk, and Slideshow are all
"stand-alone" executables. Putting most of MzScheme and MrEd in DLLs
means that those pieces are shared.

The alternative is to have little launcher programs for DrScheme, Help
Desk, etc. that start MrEd or MzScheme. That's what we used to do, but
the DLL approach is much cleaner, and it works better with the OS's
process manager.


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