[plt-scheme] Colleges using DrScheme

From: Stephen Bloch (sbloch at adelphi.edu)
Date: Thu Jul 13 12:59:50 EDT 2006

At 11:19 AM +0100 7/13/06, Patrick Collison wrote:
>As part of this, the admin folks are interested in knowing about 
>other schools that use DrScheme for introductory purposes. I know 
>(or at least presume) that many of the colleges that have members in 
>the PLT Scheme group (Northeastern, Brown, etc.) use it, but I'm 
>more interested in the real "end users" (that have no expertise in 
>DrScheme itself).
>Is there any sort of list of colleges available? I came across 
>http://www.schemers.com/schools.html, but this gives no indication 
>whether the school specifically uses DrScheme, and anyway seems a 
>little out-of-date (for a number of the schools on it, I can't find 
>any evidence that they do use Scheme. Their online class listings 
>mention other languages.)

I would start by doing a Google search for pages that link to 
drscheme.org, on the assumption that anybody who teaches a course 
using DrScheme will provide a link for students to download it 

At 11:43 AM +0100 7/13/06, Patrick Collison wrote:
>At the moment, even though I've answered most of the questions 
>raised, there still seems to be a feeling among of the guys here 
>that DrScheme is too young, experimental and immature.

DrScheme has always struck me as quite a solid, stable program. 
About five years ago I did have a student whose Windows box went into 
blue-screen-of-death when he started DrScheme, but this kind of 
report is extremely rare -- and hey, it's Windows, what do you 
expect? :-)

					Stephen Bloch
					sbloch at adelphi.edu

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