[plt-scheme] More document (newbie)

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Oct 21 10:23:47 EDT 2008

Thanks for your honest feedback. We don't use More with students, and  
it obviously shows. So I guess it's time for us to go back to the  
drawing board. -- Matthias

On Oct 21, 2008, at 10:09 AM, George Herson wrote:

> Hi,
> Penultimate paragraph of http://docs.plt-scheme.org/quick/ 
> index.html (kudos on Quick, by the way) is "To continue touring PLT  
> Scheme, but from a systems-oriented
> perspective instead of pictures, your next stop is More: Systems  
> Programming with PLT Scheme."  What planet are you guys from?   
> PLaneT?  Seriously, I'm a long time full time programmer who's been  
> "touring" PLT Scheme for years and the More document is way over my  
> head.  There has to be a better way to introduce things like  
> parameterize (section 7 of 12, not "the last couple of sections  
> [that are] considered difficult") into a newbie tutorial.  When you  
> teach students the items therein, what are their questions?  Can  
> your answers be incorporated into documents like this one?
> With a great, free IDE like DrScheme, the only reason it isn't used  
> more is the perception (or maybe its the reality) that the  
> capabilities on offer aren't worth the time it takes to competently  
> wield them.  The learning curve must be flattened, either by  
> simplifying the language or improving its presentation, IMHO.
> thank you,
> George
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