[plt-scheme] Servlet2 and standalone.ss

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Thu Oct 13 15:24:46 EDT 2005

On Oct 13, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
> > > Maybe DrScheme can return in addition to an error message when a
> > > program fails, a list of what its other languages thought of the
> > > input program.
> >
> > That's unfortunately superfluous for most uses and users.
> Not if the program actually works at some other level.  That might
> suggest the user has the wrong language level.  There is one
> particularly useful case of this: the very first program evaluated
> after installing DrScheme.  It would avoid the usual "But why
> doesn't internal define work?" question.  After that first
> evaluation the feature should be turned off.

But usually it's not the first evaluation, but somewhere down the
chain of initial interactions.  Also, to make this proper, you'd need
to make it try all languages, and after two minutes of waiting for the
first error to appear I can see how many people will continue using

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