[plt-scheme] Colleges using DrScheme

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Thu Jul 13 13:09:13 EDT 2006

At Thu, 13 Jul 2006 12:59:50 -0400, Stephen Bloch wrote:
> 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? :-)

DrScheme is no longer young, experimental or immature. It has been
around for more than a decade. It gets, on average, 162 downloads per
day (over roughly the last year). You can look at the recent PR reports
and see that most of the bugs are reported on internal releases and
there aren't really any severe stability issues, esp. when it comes to
its use in courses.

But I suggest you just try it yourself.


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