[plt-scheme] PLT Scheme v4.2.3

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Tue Dec 1 06:03:14 EST 2009

PLT Scheme version 4.2.3 is now available from


* The unit test framework for the teaching languages provides
  `check-member-of' and `check-range' for checking "random
  functions", i.e., "functions" that may produce several different
  results for one and the same argument.

* Added a new image library, `2htdp/image'.  Significant changes
  from `htdp/image':
  - copying and pasting does not introduce jaggies
  - `equal?' comparisons are more efficient
  - added rotation & scaling
  - got rid of pinholes (new overlay, beside, above functions based
    on bounding boxes)

* The `scheme/vector' library provides common vector operations
  (also reprovided by `scheme').

* The `scheme/promise' library provides several new kinds of
  promises with alternatives execution strategies.

* New port-reading utilities: `in-port', `port->list', `file->list'.

* A new require-macro, `path-up', for requiring a file that is
  higher in the directory tree.

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