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

From: Yavuz Arkun (yarkun at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Apr 26 07:04:15 EDT 2008

I wonder what led the emacs development down the cul-de-sac of 
embedding everything that can use some editing functionality into 
emacs, rather than making emacs an embeddable editor component for 
other programs (one of which would be the programmers' editor). Even 
assuming that was a valid design choice back than, its highly unlikely 
that it is still so.

As an example, Scintilla and its ecosystem of editors based on it, 
seem to offer a much better return/effort than emacs since their 
developer teams are tiny compared to people working on emacs, yet they 
offer fast, native UI, customizable editors running on multiple platforms.

It will be interesting to see what comes out of MS's "emacs clone" 

Eli Barzilay wrote:
> On Apr 25, Neil Van Dyke wrote:
>> Matching in DrScheme enough of the beneficial subtleties that
>> decades of software evolution and thousands of programmer-years have
>> conferred upon Emacs-- is a harder job than it might sound like.
>> But if anyone can do it, Eli can.
> Heh...  I actually considered once the effort of turning drscheme into
> a generic editor that can compete with emacs, and not only is it a
> huge amount of work, but it is also questionable if there's any point
> in that.
> BTW, this is not something that is specific for drscheme -- you'd have
> the same problem if you try to get MS's visual studio to do what word
> is doing, or if you try to use eclipse to read your mail.

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