[plt-scheme] middle ground between MrEd and gui/draw teachpacks?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 9 13:35:01 EST 2005

Okay, good luck. -- Matthias

On Feb 9, 2005, at 1:17 PM, Prabhakar Ragde wrote:

>> Can you clarify what the actual task is?
> The immediate task is to create a drawing program roughly matching the
> Tcl/tk program in Intermediate Student with teachpack support, so that
> the girls can use it as a basis for enhancements. The Tcl/tk program
> has menus for choosing lines/rectangles and colours, plus a help menu
> that pops up a text window [*], and these are a panel just above a
> canvas. Below is a quit button and an X-Y cursor display.
> Whether this is the right thing to do in the context of a one-week
> summer camp resembling the one you described at NU is another
> matter. There are two factors constraining me. One is that other
> people are running it; I don't plan to take over, and I don't want to
> alienate them. The other is that they wish to avoid a focus on games
> and animation, with which I agree. I've mentioned this on
> plt-edu. A drawing program exercises similar skills but in the
> context of a practical application, which works better at attracting
> the interest of those we (collectively) are currently discouraging. If
> I can match that, and then throw in some Web stuff, I may have a
> convincing case for a switch. --PR
> [*] Popping up a help window is something I still can't do easily
> except with message-box, even in full MrEd. I think I'm missing
> something.

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