[plt-scheme] DrScheme interpreter question

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Sun Feb 3 18:00:09 EST 2008

On Feb 3, 2008 8:23 AM, Dave Griffiths <dave at pawfal.org> wrote:
> Is there a way to evaluate the contents of the DrScheme editor buffer
> without reinitialising the interpreter? What I'm after is a bit like a
> repl - i.e. modifying a running program in the text buffer.

I understand that in Dave's case there is a very specific reason for a
request like this.

When most folks hear about Lisp, it's development style is described
to them as write some code in your editor, send stuff to the repl,
play around in the repl, sort of like Dave is describing.

While having the repl blown away each time the code is evaluated is a
bit jarring, I found quickly enough that you *can* do editor/repl
style development with DrScheme if you invest enough in learning the
keys to jump easily between the definitions and interactions windows.

Matthias' reply certainly helps one make sense of this approach!

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