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

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Jun 8 08:04:03 EDT 2007

Shriram, I didn't have Eli in mind at all. I know that Eli runs the  
equivalent of a transparent world (entire programs). He sits across  
the hall from me. -- Matthias

On Jun 7, 2007, at 11:19 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> On Jun  7, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
>> On 6/7/07, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>>> Escape-control-x is for very small programs and macho, heroic
>>> young programmers who have time to waste (including on IRC
>>> channels). Real programmers use transparent REPLs.
>>> -- Matthias, whose remarks are not addressed to anyone personally
>> But identifying Eli Barzilay nevertheless? (-:
> As long as I'm dragged to this...
> * I'm using Emacs, a lot, but I'm a very unadvanced user of
>   running-scheme-in-Emacs...  I usually just run scripts from a shell,
>   in DrScheme, or do the stupid copy-paste to a running shell.  (I
>   don't even know what M-C-x is doing in whatever mode.)
> * I just never got to customize things to a level that can be wired
>   into my brain.  This is partly due to the problem that Matthias
>   talked about: sending expressions over and over to a single process
>   is a bad hack -- so I feel better feeding expressions manually, and
>   restarting the process frequently.
> * What I'd be willing to do, is hack something that makes it easier to
>   send a file to a running DrScheme window...
> * If I had some more time, I'd hack a DrScheme-like functionality for
>   Emacs using the sandbox library -- something that keeps a background
>   process and creates fresh evaluators like the run button.
> -- 
>           ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli  
> Barzilay:
>                   http://www.barzilay.org/                 Maze is  
> Life!

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