[plt-scheme] unexpected things in .ss files

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Thu Oct 13 17:08:27 EDT 2005

OOps! Eli's script handles more things than mine (in particular it
hacks around a bug in the test case boxes).


At Thu, 13 Oct 2005 16:01:09 -0500, Robby Findler wrote:
> You can use the "save as text" menu in drscheme, or you can write a
> program that does this conversion manually. Here it is:
> (define (convert in-filename out-filename)
>   (let ([t (new text%)])
>     (send t load-file in-filename)
>     (send t save-file out-filename 'text)))
> Alternatively, you can process the program directly as a text% object,
> without losing information (saving as text loses information,
> potentially. Images becomes dots, etc).
> Robby
> PS: did you see what happened when you right-clicked on either the
> fraction or the number?
> At Thu, 13 Oct 2005 15:12:47 -0400, Prabhakar Ragde wrote:
> > We've asked our students not to use Comment or Test Boxes because we do 
> > things with their code outside DrScheme, but we're still getting 
> > submissions with weird things in them. One of them was something that 
> > looked like a number, but the cursor just moves over it. I got something 
> > like that with Insert Fraction, but the bad example was a decimal, not a 
> >   rational fraction. I finally duplicated the error by computing the 
> > number I wanted in the Interactions window, cutting the result, and 
> > pasting it into the Interactions window. It appears to be a snip. Is 
> > there any way to force pastes to just be text? Is there a simple way to 
> > process files to convert these type of snips to plain text? Thanks. --PR
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