[plt-scheme] More document (newbie)

From: George Herson (gherson at snet.net)
Date: Thu Oct 23 18:15:35 EDT 2008

A better writeup in More, please, including of parameterize  (which also should be in the Guide (or, if it already is, under mixins, can it be made clearer that this is the same command?)).  Excellent choice of subject (web service), just not nearly clear enough yet, thanks alot.

Thanks also, Ernie and Michael, for your info.  I'll need to work with it...  


----- Original Message ----
From: Robby Findler <robby at cs.uchicago.edu>
To: George Herson <gherson at snet.net>
Cc: Ernie Smith <esmith at acanac.net>; PLT Scheme List <plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:59:32 AM
Subject: Re: [plt-scheme] More document (newbie)

Are you after a better writup in more, or are you still interested in
learning what parameterize is for yourself?


On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 7:34 AM, George Herson <gherson at snet.net> wrote:
> When you read http://docs.plt-scheme.org/reference/ are you struck by the simplicity, or glad that you now have a http://docs.plt-scheme.org/guide/?
> How would you explain the parameterize command, at least as used in http://docs.plt-scheme.org/more/?
> BTW, I agree with the other emails of countervailing support arising in my complaint's aftermath; i see potential here or I would be elsewhere.
> thanks,
> george
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Ernie Smith <esmith at acanac.net>
> To: George Herson <gherson at snet.net>; PLT Scheme List <plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 9:09:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [plt-scheme] More document (newbie)
> Simplifying the language??
> That would be a challenge.
> I don't think languages get much simpler.
> The only bloat, if any, can be attributed to that double edged sword
> standardization.
> The problem I find with getting up to speed isn't the language at all.
> It's me.
> 25 years of bloated languages addles the brain.
> Maybe you are experiencing something similar.
> Try not to think in terms of what you already know, come at it fresh.
> It's the unlearning curve that needs flattening.
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