[plt-scheme] Emacs modes and s-expression comments

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 15 21:50:33 EST 2006

At Wed, 15 Feb 2006 20:34:03 -0600, Bill Wood wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 20:44 -0500, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>    . . .
> > We have no intention of taking Emacs away from you. But we have
> > every intention of making DrScheme so good that you won't want to
> > use Emacs anymore for Scheme programming. Of course, this can only
> > happen if we, the team members use it, and improve it.
> Then you believe that the diversity of preferences and wired-in biases
> in the anticipated user population is sufficiently small that taking a
> "one model fits all" approach is feasible?  In other words, that with
> enough work, research, etc., etc. you can find a *single* model that
> fits (almost) everyone sufficiently well that it would be preferable to
> anything else?  Interesting.  My past dealings with human factors
> research and recommendations leads me to the other conclusion -- Your
> mileage not only *may* vary, it *will* vary.

I can't speak for Matthias, but I believe that I can do the best
towards the common good of Scheme PDEs by working on DrScheme, so
that's what I intend to continue doing. 

In any case, I wouldn't read more into it than that.


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