[plt-scheme] Project management

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Mon Jul 2 22:20:49 EDT 2007

On 7/2/07, Corey Sweeney <corey.sweeney at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/1/07, Robby Findler <robby at cs.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> > No, not from the interactions window. Programs running in drscheme
> > cannot tell that they are running in drscheme (by design!). Otherwise,
> > it would be too easy to write a program that would work in the
> > development environment, but wouldn't work in the deployment
> > environment.
> oh!  Is that why it is?  I thought it was a "security through lack of
> functionality" type reason :).  I guess that makes some sence.  But it
> does make it much harder to develop developer tools then since you
> can't "probe" anymore.

Oh, that reason applies too.

> I've heard about tools before but that's about it.  I really know very
> little about them.  My issue with tools is that I see myself putting
> my project on halt, spending a bunch of time learning about "tools",
> then usually finding it won't do what I actually want anyway.  {that'
> s my typical development cycle for those types of things}
> I'm not sure how easy this would be, but if it's something quick,
> would you be willing to write me a "skeleton tool"?  something that
> hooks to the drscheme GUI interface somewhere, that when activated,
> opens a new window, and then tries to open a new file "file1.ss" in
> it?
> If have examples of the primatives, I can start trying to play around.

There is a skeleton tool in the manual, but it is probably has even
less meat then you're hoping for.

There is another documentation process in the works, and that will
probably help.

> P.S. Happy Birthday

Thanks :)


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