[plt-scheme] Porting DrScheme/MzScheme to Adobe Flex

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sat Oct 11 16:56:12 EDT 2008

You may wish to consider a re-implementation. Start with Scheme  
Esquire (ICFP 1999, Flatt et al) and demo it it to the group. That  
would be real progress. -- Matthias

On Oct 11, 2008, at 4:32 PM, Barry Brown wrote:

> Has anyone looked into porting the DrScheme environment to Adobe  
> Flex? If it were feasible, I see several major benefits:
> * Can run in a web browser. No software to download and install.
> * Can run as a standalone app (Adobe AIR).
> * Cross platform. Just one codebase to maintain.
> * Built-in access to rich audio, video, and graphics.
> * Access to multimedia peripherals, such as webcam and microphone.
> As of version 3.0, Adobe has open-sourced Flex. The Flex Builder  
> Eclipse plug-in is free to educators and students.
> What would be the challenges to porting DrScheme to ActionScript,  
> the JavaScript-like language that powers Flex/Flash?
> -B
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