[plt-scheme] error message for case-sensitivity

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed May 26 13:39:48 EDT 2004

On May 26, 2004, at 12:53 PM, Michael Sperber wrote:

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>>>>>> "Matthias" == Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> writes:
> Matthias> My 12 year old just practiced some Scheme (second time) and 
> I noticed
> Matthias> how he spelled (draw-solid-disk ...) as (Draw-solid-disk 
> ...). There
> Matthias> were about 10 lines in his definition window, and he had 
> added five
> Matthias> since the last time he had clicked on execute. I was hoping 
> to see how
> Matthias> he'd react to the error message. Just before he was about to 
> click on
> Matthias> execute again, he said "oh, I see a mistake" and fixed it, 
> to my
> Matthias> disappointment. After thinking about it for a while, I 
> realized that
> Matthias> his 4th grade lessons in non-spelling had paid off. He goes 
> to one of
> Matthias> those American public schools that find it fashionable to 
> focus on
> Matthias> capitalization when it comes to spelling and nothing else. 
> So seeing a
> Matthias> capital letter scared him and he went lower case.
> Doesn't happen in Germany (spotting the problem, that is), even though
> the language is much more fussy about capitalization.
> Case-sensitivity is one of the real killers for beginners in my
> classes,

Are you saying that the error message "draw-string not found: see 
doesn't do it? -- Matthias

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