[plt-scheme] saved window configurations

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 26 17:00:04 EDT 2007

On 9/26/07, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
> On 9/26/07, Anton van Straaten <anton at appsolutions.com> wrote:
> > Just to introduce some scope creep, and in the interests of leapfrogging
> > a full recapitulation of the history of IDEs, I think it'd be a good
> > idea to make the list of open files a kind of first-class entity, that
> > could e.g. be saved in a directory and reopened later.
> DrScheme is more of an editor than an IDE. There is no notion of
> "projects" for example.

DrScheme is an IDE. It has more tools (of a certain kind) than any
other IDE out there. (It doesn't have certain things that those other
IDEs all have, tho. Refactoring tools for example.)

The difference is that we made a conscious design choice to push a lot
of that information into the program. For example, the entire notion
of projects as external to the language is bogus for us. Just
specifying the main file of your program is enough to define the
"project". Witness the module browser for example.


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