[plt-scheme] PLT v 4.0 discussion - planet browser

From: Jacob Matthews (jacobm at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Thu Jun 5 11:33:49 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 7:40 AM, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:

> Also, you don't have to do it all by yourself. You could coordinate
> the efforts of others on this list. This is especially true for the data
> structures proposal, where it takes an API designer/coordinator and several
> implementors.

Note that the galore.plt package has already made significant strides here.

I'd encourage you to pursue the planet autocompletion feature as well.
If you haven't already, look at the documentation for planet/util.ss,
which was built with tools like this in mind.

But you don't have to write any code yet to make significant progress.
An easy way to make progress on a feature like this is to make fake
"screenshots" (drawn on a piece of paper, or maybe composited together
in photoshop or something) of how the feature will work for the user
and send them out to interested parties. It will help you flesh out
your idea and it will let people give you feedback on alternate design
proposals very quickly --- it's a lot easier to change the
hypothetical behavior of a fake screenshot than the actual behavior of
a prototype. :)


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