[plt-scheme] running an MzScheme debugger in Emacs?

From: Matt Jadud (jadudm at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Apr 25 08:46:11 EDT 2008

Hi Benjamin,

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 5:52 AM, Benjamin L. Russell
<dekudekuplex at yahoo.com> wrote:
>  3) Forget about Windows, and somehow find a place to use Emacs running MIT Scheme in an inferior mode in *NIX.

I'd say you can run Emacs and MIT Scheme in *NIX without having to
forget about Windows, if you are so inclined.

Unless your machine is particularly, painfully slow or lacking in RAM,
you can freely run VMWare Player and run a full Linux installation
without having to partition, install, and dual-boot your computer. You
can, in short, run Linux-in-a-window. (If you don't like VMWare
because it is closed-source, there are other virtualization frameworks
out there.) I regularly run Linux as a VM on my MacBook, which I will
admit is rather high-spec as things go.

There are also solutions like DSL that can be booted from within
Windows, giving you a lightweight Linux; however, you'd have to do a
bit of work to get your environment set up.

Either way, if you really want to program in a particular tool on a
particular platform, and don't want to switch, you can.


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