[plt-scheme] Colleges using DrScheme

From: Patrick Collison (patrick at collison.ie)
Date: Thu Jul 13 15:28:59 EDT 2006

On 13 Jul 2006, at 18:09, Robby Findler wrote:

> 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.

This certainly isn't/wasn't _my_ opinion.

> 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.

Sure, yeah.

> But I suggest you just try it yourself.

I've already used it pretty extensively. It's convincing otherwise of  
its usefulness that I'm working at.


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