[plt-scheme] Using DrScheme as editor for an external Scheme system

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Fri Dec 28 08:29:52 EST 2007

It should be possible to do this with the tools interface, but the
tools interface certainly isn't designed with that in mind. I don't
think that v4.0 will make it any easier (or harder).


On Dec 28, 2007 5:57 AM, Derick Eddington <derick.eddington at gmail.com> wrote:
> [I tried finding info about this specifically but was unsuccessful.  I'd
> be thankful to anyone for pointing me to relevant info.]
> What I'd like to do is make a new DrScheme langauge for an external
> Scheme system running as a separate OS process that allows me to use
> DrScheme's (very nice :-) editing of the "definitions window" and
> "interactions window" and have those windows' contents sent to the
> external process and have the external process's output shown (probably
> after I've parsed and filtered it a little) in DrScheme.
> I already know how to use PLT Scheme's functionality to run the process
> and communicate with it and all that, but how would I make a DrScheme
> language for this integrated with DrScheme's editing of buffers and
> I'm wondering how practical it is to attempt this?
> PLT Tools: DrScheme Extension Manual, 2.1.2 says: "With some additional
> work, any language that can be compiled to MzScheme's language is
> supported by the tools interface, not just those that use standard
> configurations and module."
> Should I keep digging into this document and review the DrScheme
> languages others have made, or should I take a different approach?  Do I
> need to be aware of any caveats for what I'm attempting?
> Should I look at what's coming in version 400+ which might change how my
> idea would be done?
> Thank you very much for any help on how I could do this.
> --
> : Derick
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