[plt-scheme] Error Reporting in Cygwin w/ Rxvt or xterm and Quack

From: Nathan Thern (nthern at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Jul 9 10:39:54 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 11:52 PM, Costin Badescu
<badescu.costin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've tried the newest version of MzScheme, 4.0, with Cygwin and Rxvt and it
> doesn't print
> out errors from the REPL. It gathers all the errors and prints them out when
> you exit from
> the REPL.

Have you actually compiled mzscheme for cygwin? If you are using the
standard windoze mzscheme.exe, then I believe this is an
understandable (predictable, even) behavior.

I have successfully compiled PLT 372 and 4.0 for cygwin. I am
currently using 372 because I am working on compiling cygwin-native
Larceny scheme. The 372 mzscheme executable has been working without a
hitch in this effort, as it did when compiling the .zo's for the
installation. The 4.0 mzscheme executable sometimes dies (and
sometimes doesn't) near the end of the .zo compilation with an
out-of-memory error. That's all I know about the success of either
port; I haven't even attempted module imports or PlaneT or firing up
the IDE or anything else gui-related.

Point your cygwin setup.exe to http://www.liquid.spod.org/~nthern/cygwin/
Because of the version change wierdness, 372 is the default, and you
have to explicitly choose 4.0 if you want it.


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