[plt-scheme] Please share your comments on the pros and cons of mzscheme + EMACS

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Thu Jun 7 14:14:45 EDT 2007

How do you do that? Thus far I have been hitting the run button each
time and of course that clears out the repl.

On 6/7/07, Robby Findler <robby at cs.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> On 6/7/07, Richard Cobbe <cobbe at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 07:53:08AM -0500, Grant Rettke wrote:
> >
> > >  It "sounds" like everyone uses EMACS. "They" keep talking about how
> > >  great it is for LISP, and how much they love it.
> >
> > I think people say that emacs is a wonderful environment for editing LISP
> > for primarily two reasons.  First, it has a deep understanding of the
> > structure of LISP syntax.  This manifests itself largely as keybindings to
> > manipulate S-expressions, as you mention above.  Ferinstance: control-T
> > transposes two characters, meta-T transposes two words, control-meta-T
> > transposes two S-expressions.  (To a first approxmation, 'meta' is
> > Emacs-speak for 'alt'.)  There are also keybindings for moving forward and
> > backward by s-expressions, and so forth.
> >
> > The other big advantage is the support for running a LISP/Scheme REPL
> > directly inside emacs, along with keybindings to reload the current file or
> > current definition.  The details differ depending on exactly which LISP or
> > Scheme mode you use, so I won't go into details.  But it's generally
> > possible, for example, to edit a function definition in mumble.lisp and hit
> > a keybinding to load the new function definition into the REPL without
> > having to cut-n-paste.
> Just for the record, these are things that drs does too, of course.
> Robby
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